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Friday 25th March 12:30 PM

Great Freedom 

Director: Sebastian Meise Country: Austria
Cert: 15 Year: 2021 Length: 116 mins Language: German
Great Freedom

Audience Reaction

Score: 70% Attendance: 22


  • More details on this film at the Internet Movie Database


There's real power in director Meise's determination to show history in all its stained reality. This tense, moving portrait tells of masculinity struggling against the bounds of violence and punishment in which it is placed. These men are bonded by brutality, like brothers at war, but the central relationship is the film's tender core. Earthy and understated, this Austrian prison drama tells a story of resilience amid harsh treatment of gay men in post-war Germany.

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open_quote An exquisite marriage of personal, political and sensual storytelling close_quote Variety

open_quote A beautiful film that reminds us that the personal is always political, Great Freedom will fill your heart even as it breaks it. close_quote Film Inquiry



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