1049 Ponce De Leon Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30306
Join us May 6th through 8th at Plaza Atlanta for three days of vibrant and engaging cinema, showcasing the colorful variety of European on-screen storytelling while exploring the many expressions of European Identity.
As a show of solidarity with the Ukrainian nation under attack, the European Film Festival of Atlanta will be opening with the award-winning Ukrainian documentary The Earth is Blue as an Orange.
Please join us for the opening, and celebrate with us this expression of European unity in difficult times.
Friday, May 6 at 7 pm (reception and speeches, movie begins at 7:30 pm)
The German contribution “Das Vorspiel/The Audition plays on Sunday, May 8 at 2pm.
The Audition (Das Vorspiel)
by Ina Weisse (2019)
Anna Bronsky is a violin teacher at a music-focused high school. Despite the opposition of all the other teachers, Anna drives through the admission of a student, Alexander, in whom she detects a remarkable talent. Committed, she prepares him for the intermediate exam and neglects her family – her son Jonas, whom she brings into competition with her new student, and her husband Philippe. Her colleague Christian, with whom she has an affair, persuades her to join a quintet. When she fails during their joint concert, the pressure mounts and she focuses all her attention on her student Alexander. Come the day of the exam, events take a tragic turn.