Lara

Synopsis

It’s Lara’s 60th birthday, and she should be celebrating. She just retired, and prodigy son Viktor is debuting his musical composition at a prestigious concert. Instead, she has reached a moment of personal crisis—years of heartless behavior has alienated her from everyone around her, including Viktor. As Lara becomes obsessed with making the evening a success, the action rises to a fever pitch. Anchored by a fierce performance, this high-anxiety character study is a marked turn from Gerster’s blithe comedic debut A Coffee in Berlin.

“An excruciating comedy of awkwardness that blossoms into a moving examination of a life lost and chances not taken.”
-The Skinny

  •  German with subtitles

Screenings

Lara: Thu, Oct 17 @ 6:15 pm

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Lara: Fri, Oct 18 @ 8:30 pm

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Lara: Mon, Oct 21 @ 3:00 pm

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Sponsors

International Competition Program Patron

John and Jacolyn Bucksbaum Family Foundation

Film Sponsor

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