Cannes 2021: GREAT FREEDOM and MONEYBOYS at Un Certain Regard

The Cannes Festival – this year scheduled for a summer edition from July 6 to 17 – has announced its Official Selection 2021: We are thrilled to announce that two Austrian co-productions will be part of the Un Certain Regard selection 2021: Great Freedom by Sebastian Meise and Moneyboys by C. B. Yi. 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.

Un Certain Regard

GREAT FREEDOM by Sebastian Meise
117 min

Cannes Screenings
Thu 08 Jul | 11:00 | Debussy Theatre World Premiere
Fri 09 Jul | 08:30 | Debussy Theatre
Fri 09 Jul | 17:30 | Cineum Imax

Market Screening
Sat 10 Jul | 12:00 | Olympia 8

International sales: The Match Factory

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.

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120 min

Fei makes a living in the big city working as a Moneyboy. His world collapses when he realizes that his family accepts his money but not his homosexuality. Broken-hearted, Fei struggles to create a new beginning in his life.

Cannes Screenings
Mon 12 July | 11:30 | Salle Debussy World Premiere
Tue 13 July | 13:15 | Salle Bazin
Tue 13 July | 15:30 | Cineum IMAX

Market Screenings
Wed  07 July| 09:00 | Olympia 7
Thu 08 July | 09:00 | Olympia #7 Online ON INVITE OR REQUEST
Fri 09 July | 09:15 | Olympia 4
Sat 10 July | 09:15 | Olympia #4 Online ON INVITE OR REQUEST
Wed 14 July | 09:30 | Riviera 1

International sales: Totem Films