Jan-Ole Gerster


He majored in screenwriting and directing from DFFB. His debut film, A Coffee in Berlin, premiered at Karlovy Vary in 2012 and became a surprise hit at the box office the following autumn. It won numerous awards, including the EFA (Best Debut Film). His second feature, Lara, won Special Jury Prize, Best Actress, Ecumenical Jury Award at Karlovy Vary.


Films by this director


(Germany, 2019)

Directed by: Jan-Ole Gerster

As Lara (Corinna Harfouch – Downfall) celebrates her 60th birthday, her son Victor prepares for the most important piano recital of his career. Even though everyone else already received their invitation for the event and Victor is nowhere to be found, Lara stays on course. She decides to resolve matters in her usual unorthodox way. This intriguing study of a mother-son relationship is the long awaited second film of one of the most acclaimed directors of his generation, Jan-Ole Gerster (A...

color, 98'
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