Great Freedom (2021)
Great Freedom (2021) Madman Entertainment

ACMI & MQFF present

Great Freedom

Sebastian Meise | Austria | | Unclassified (18+)
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Franz Rogowski shines in this stunning drama set in a world where love is forbidden by law and punished with imprisonment.

Meise's film is an exquisite marriage of personal, political and sensual storytelling.

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In postwar Germany, Hans is imprisoned again and again for being homosexual. Due to the notorious Paragraph 175, his desire for freedom is systematically destroyed. The one steady relationship in his life becomes his long time cellmate, Viktor, a convicted murderer. What starts as animosity develops over the years into something called love.

Director Sebastian Meise asks you to imagine a world where love is forbidden by law and punished with imprisonment. What sounds like a dystopia was a reality for gay men in Germany right up until the late 60s. Bolstered by a magnetic and soulful performance by Franz Rogowski as Hans and rightfully winning the Un Certain Regard Jury Prize at Cannes Film Festival this year, Great Freedom is a stunning drama that is destined to become a queer classic.

Format: DCP
Language: German with English subtitles
Courtesy: Madman
Duration: 116 mins

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Duration

116 mins

Rating

Unclassified (18+)

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