116 minutes


Original Title: Grosse Freiheit

Sebastian Meise's latest offering won the2021 'Un Certain Regard' Jury Prize at the Cannes Film Festival. Meise presents a heartfelt and gut-wrenching portrayal of life in a homophobic post-WWII Germany. Hans (Franz Rogowski) is systematically arrested and imprisoned. On arriving in prison, he is beaten by his cellmate, and murderer, Victor (Georg Friedrich) in full view of the prison guard. Their relationship soon develops, however, giving rise to a sense of freedom that was never possible outside the prison walls.

"Meise’s film is an exquisite marriage of personal, political and sensual storytelling, its narrative and temporal drift tightened by another performance of quietly piercing vulnerability from Franz Rogowski" GUY LODGE, VARIETY

CONTENT WARNING: contains abuse and scenes of a sexual nature.