It is just past noon.
The sky is clear.
The sun shines over the baroque round hall of the Max Reinhardt Seminar Vienna.
The temperature is high.
If we had one wish, it would be air conditioning.
Not only is the entire film team sweating due to the time pressure and the high heat, but also Daniel Auner, who hardly takes his eyes off the thermostat in his violin case, which contains a 1-million-Euro violin.
Daniel plays the quartet’s first violin in this wonderful short film by Guy Lichtenstein.
Although it is almost unbearable to have to sit here in a suit, I am infinitely grateful since I was able to learn how to handle a violin (thanks to Barbara Auner) and thus take on the role of “Tamás” (second violin).
Synopsis / Content:
Das Probespiel / The Audition from Guy Lichtenstein tells the story of Sarah (Cécil Grüebler), a very talented cellist who makes a living playing private events with a string quartet. While working at a wedding, she runs into her ex-boyfriend Jürgen (Niklas Leifert).
He is the groom.
Unseen by the groom, Sarah takes the viewer along as she reminisces about their past together.
A film about personal and career decisions as told through flashbacks.
Director / Script: Guy Lichtenstein
Screenplay Editor: Andreas Schiessler
Camera: Caroline Bobek
Production: Lukas Rosatti
Editor: Alexander Rauscher
Assistant Director: Anastasia Skavinskaia
Set Manager: Shoshana Rae Stark
Gaffer: Felix Pochlatko
Set Design: Sandra Sieczkowski
Wardrobe: Veronika Harb
Make-Up: Attallah Salwa
Poster by Esther Pruckner