GREAT FREEDOM

Fiction Feature Film

by Sebastian Meise

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Cast: Franz Rogowski, Georg Friedrich, Anton von Lucke, Thomas Prenn
DOP: Crystel Fournier, afc
Production design: Michael Randel
Costume design: Tanja Hausner, Andrea Hölzl
Make up & Hair: Heiko Schmidt, Roman Braunhofer, Kerstin Gaecklein
Casting: Eva Roth, Benjamin Roth
Sound: Jörg Theil, Atanas Tcholakov, Manuel Meichsner
Editing: Joana Scrinzi, aea
Music: Nils Petter Molvaer, Peter Brötzmann
Producers: Oliver Neumann, Sabine Moser, Benny Drechsel
Production: FreibeuterFilm & Rohfilm Productions
Screenplay: Thomas Reider, Sebastian Meise
Director: Sebastian Meise

Supported by: Austrian Film Institute (ÖFI), Mitteldeutsche Medienförderung (MDM), Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media (BKM), German Federal Film Fund (DFFF), ORF Film/Fernseh-Abkommen, Film Industry Support Austria (FISA), Vienna Film Fund (FFW), Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg (MBB) and ZDF

Distributor Germany: Piffl Medien

World Sales: The Match Factory

74th Festival de Cannes – Jury Prize (Un Certain Regard)
Odesa International Film Festival 2021
Sarajevo Film Festival 2021
Melbourne International Film Festival 2021
Jerusalem Film Festival 2021

SYNOPSIS

In post-war 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.

FILMSTILLS


Sebastian Meise is an Austrian director and screenwriter. His acclaimed debut feature film STILLIFE premiered at San Sebastian IFF and won several awards such as Best Feature Film at Diagonale Film Festival. His documentary film OUTING was presented at the Hot Docs Festival in Toronto. His second feature film GREAT FREEDOM with German shooting star Franz Rogowski and Berlinale Silver bear awardee Georg Friedrich in the leading roles will have its world premiere in the Official Selection Un Certain Regard of the Cannes Film Festival 2021. He co-founded the Vienna based production company FreibeuterFilm.

FILMOGRAPHY (SELECTION)

2012 – Outing – Documentary

2011 – Stillleben – Feature Film

2006 – Dæmonen – Short Film

2005 – Random – Short Film

2003 – Prises de vues – Short Film

Born in 1980. Studied dramaturgy at University for music and performing arts in Vienna.
Independent writer for cinema and Television since 2007. Lives and works in Vienna.

FILMOGRAPHY (SELECTION)

2012 – Outing – Documentary

2011 – Stillleben – Feature Film

2008 – Namut – TV-Documentary

2007 – Tschuschen:Power – TV Serial

2006 – Dæmonen – Short Film

2005 – Random – Short Film

2003 – Prises de vues – Short Film

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