It’s Lara’s 60th birthday, and she has every reason to celebrate: this evening, her son Viktor will be giving the most important piano concert of his career. Lara was, after all, the one who’d mapped out and driven his musical career. Yet Viktor has been unreachable for weeks and nothing indicates that Lara will be welcome at his debut performance. Without further ado, she buys up all the remaining tickets and hands them out to everyone she meets. The more Lara strives to make the evening successful, however, the more events get out of control.
Born in Hagen in 1978. He moved to Berlin in 2000 and got an internship at the production company X-Filme. Subsequently, he worked as personal assistant to director Wolfgang Becker on the box office hit Good Bye, Lenin! (2003). At the end of 2003, Gerster enrolled at the Deutsche Film- und Fernsehakademie in Berlin, majoring in screenwriting and directing. During his studies, he completed several shorts and — together with Wolfgang Becker— co-wrote the script for Krankes Haus, which became part of the compilation film Deutschland 09 - 13 kurze Filme zur Lage der Nation (2009). In 2010, he started working on his graduate project, the tragicomedy Oh Boy, that was premiered in 2012 at the Munich Film Festival. Lara is her first feature film and it won the Special Prize of the Jury and the Best Actress Award at Karlovy Vary IFF.
Friday 25: Calderón Theater, 9.00 (Press Preference Pass) /
Calderón Theater, 19.00
Saturday 26: Carrión Theater, 22.30