“Lara” Festivals and Awards

We are happy that “Lara ” by Jan-Ole Gerster was screened at the following festivals:


54th Karlovy Vary Filmfest – Worldpremiere – CZ
Filmfest Munich – German Premiere – D
Festival of German Film Ludwigshafen – D
Oldenburg Filmfest Opening Film – D
Leipzig Filmkunstmesse – D
Zurich Filmfest – CH
Haifa Int. Filmfest – ISR
BFI London Fim Festival – UK

43rd international film show / Sao Paulo – BR
Vancover Int. Film Festival – CAN
Hampton Int. Film Festival NY – USA
Chicago Int. Film Festival – USA
Ayvalik Film Festival- TUR
Zagreb Int. Film Festival – HR

Ljubljana Int. Film Festival – SL
23rd Black Nightsb Tallin Film Festival – EST
50th Int. Film Festival of India, Goa – IND
11th Les Arcs Fiml Festival – France
2020 Palm Springs Film Festival – USA


54th Karlovy Vary Festival 2019

– Special Jury Price
– Best actress for Corinna Harfouch
– Ecumenical Jury Award

37th Filmfest Munich 2019

– Best Director at New German Cinema Section
– Fipresci Critics Price

19. Leipziger Filmkunstmesse

– Gilde Preis National 2019

27th Hamptons International Film Festival NY

– Golden Starfish Award – Honorable Mention

Corinna Harfouch – Best Performance.

11th Les Arcs Film Festival

– Prix de la Presse


It’s Lara’s 60th birthday, and this very evening, her son will be giving his debut piano concert. Lara mapped out his musical career. But Lara is not welcome at his debut performance. Even if Lara engages, everything gets out of control.
The LARA Soundrack was composed by Arash Safaian and recorded with Pianoplayer Alice Sara Ott and the DKO/German Chamber Orchester Berlin and will be released on Deutsche Grammophon this fall.

Lara by Jan-Ole Gerster

Produced by Schiwago Film / Marcos Kantis  & ARTE / BR /  RBB

Screenplay by Blaz Kutin

Music by Arash Safian

OST played by Alice Sara Ott and Deutsches Kammerorchester Berlin to be released on Deutsche Grammophon

Cinematographie by Frank Griebe

CAST: Corinna Harfouch, Tom Schilling, Volkmar Kleinert, Rainer Bock, Gudrun Ritter, André Jung, Maria Dragus, Mala Emde, Johann von Bülow, Hildegart Schrödter u.v.a.


Sales: Studio Canal (D) / Beta Cinema (World)