MUBI, the theatrical distributor and global curated film streaming service have released the new trailer for Sebastian Meise’s revelatory Great Freedom, which will be released in cinemas in the UK and Ireland on 11 March 2022.
Featuring rising star Franz Rogowski (Luzifer, Transit), Berlinale Silver Bear winner Georg Friedrich (Bright Nights, Wild), Anton Von Lucke (Frantz, Bad Banks) and Thomas Prenn (Why Not You, Biohackers), Great Freedom had its world premiere at the 2021 Cannes Film Festival, where it picked up the Un Certain Regard Jury Prize Award. A searing depiction of love in the face of injustice, the film has also recently been selected as Austria’s submission for Best International Feature Film at the 2022 Academy Awards.
In post-war Germany, liberation by the Allies does not mean freedom for everyone. Hans has been found guilty for his homosexuality, deemed grounds for imprisonment under Paragraph 175. Over the course of decades, he is spied on and repeatedly jailed as a result.
As Hans returns to prison again and again, he develops an unlikely bond with his cellmate Viktor, a convicted murderer. What begins as revulsion blossoms over time into something far more tender.