festival program / Knight Marimbas Award



It’s Lara’s sixtieth birthday, and it is surely no coincidence that her son Viktor is giving the most important piano concert of his career. After all, it was her who mapped out and forced Victor’s musical career in the first place. Yet on this day, there are no celebrations to be had for Lara. As each minute goes by, her fixation on her bruised relationship with her son come to the forefront of her mind — a fixation that has been leading up to this day, when he finally allows himself to free himself from her grip.

A quiet character study with the hallmarks thriller, Lara is an unsettling psychological drama that turns a regular day into a thing of palpable tension.

This screening is supported by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and sponsored by the German Consulate General Miami.

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MDC’s Tower Theater Miami 1

Coral Gables Art Cinema

Director Bio

Jan-Ole Gerster is a German writer and director. In 2012 he wrote and directed the film A Coffee in Berlin. His follow-up film, Lara, is his latest work.

Cast & Credits

  • Director(s)
    Jan Ole Gerster
  • Producer(s)
    Marcos Kantis
  • Screenwriter(s)
    Blaz Kutin
  • Cinematographer(s)
    Frank Griebe
  • Composer
    Arash Safaian
  • Cast
    Corinna Harfouch, Tom Schilling, Rainer Bock, Volkmar Kleinert

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    105 min
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