Great Freedom18

Directed by Sebastian Meise | Austria | 2021 | 1h 57m | German w/ English subtitles | Starring Franz Rogowski, Georg Friedrich, Anton von Lucke, Thomas Prenn

In post-war Germany, Hans is repeatedly re-incarcerated under the rule of Paragraph 175, a law that criminalised homosexuality. Told over the course of decades, the lives of inmates intertwine in this moving tale of survival, liberation, and desire. Winner of the Jury Prize in Un Certain Regard at Cannes, Sebastian Meise’s tender prison drama features a mesmerising performance by Franz Rogowski (Transit).

Reviews

‘The power of Sebastian Meise’s subdued prison drama comes not from big, brash moments but from subtle details.’
★★★★
Wendy Ide, The Observer

‘It’s a powerful role for Rogowski, one of the most compelling actors working today’
★★★★
Lillian Crawford, Little White Lies

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