In postwar Germany Hans is imprisoned again and again for being homosexual. Due to paragraph 175, his desire for freedom is systematically destroyed. The one steady relationship in his life becomes his long time cell mate, Viktor, a convicted murderer. What starts as revulsion grows into something called love.
|Writer(s):||Thomas Reider, Sebastian Meise|
|Key cast:||Franz Rogowski, Georg Friedrich, Anton von Lucke, Thomas Prenn|
|Producers:||Sabine Moser, Oliver Neumann, Benny Drechsel|
July 8, 2021Cannes (Un Certain Regard)
|Awards (selection):||Jury Prize (Cannes), Heart of Sarajevo for Best Feature Film + Heart of Sarajevo for Best Actor - Georg Friedrich
+ CICAE Award (Sarajevo), Grand Prix + Best Actor Award - Franz Rogowski + Special Mention from the critics’ jury (Valenciennes/Festival
2 Cinéma), Fisher Audience Award + Greek Film Critics Union Association Award (Athens/IFF), Gold Q-Hugo (Chicago/IFF), Vienna
Film Prize, Erste Bank’s ExtraVALUE Film Award (Vienna/Viennale), European Film Awards 2 nominations + Excellency Award (Best
Cinematopgraphy, Best Sounddesign), Golden Pram for Best Feature Film (Zagreb)
«Like an extended prison.»
Cannes 2021: GREAT FREEDOM and MONEYBOYS at Un Certain Regard
Lukas Valenta Rinner’s new project LANDSCAPES OF FEAR is invited to the Cinéfondation’s L’Atelier, Magdalena Lauritsch’s (not yet finished) debut RUBIKON is one of the seven genre films picked for the Frontières Buyers Showcase at the Marché du Film.
«Imagine you live in a world where love is forbidden by law.»
THR on GREAT FREEDOM: «Stark, shocking and beautiful.»
MUBI signs multi-territory deal for GREAT FREEDOM
GREAT FREEDOM wins Jury Prize at Un Certain Regard
GREAT FREEDOM wins three awards at Sarajevo
- Heart of Sarajevo for Best Feature Film
- Heart of Sarajevo for Best Actor Georg Friedrich
- CICAE Arthouse Cinema Award
World premiere of CHASING THE LINE at Zurich Film Festival
GREAT FREEDOM and QUO VADIS, AIDA? recommended for EFA
Jasmila Zbanic’s QUO VADIS AIDA have entered the race for the European Film Award 2021: 4000 members of the European Film Academy are now invited to vote among 53 entries for the nominations in the following categories: European film, director, screenwriter, actress and actor. Nominations will be announced on November 9, 2021.