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Great Freedom Grosse Freiheit

  Sebastian Meise

  Austria, Germany     116 minutes


In the aftermath of World War II, Holocaust survivor Hans (Franz Rogowski) is caught in a continuous cycle of incarceration as a result of paragraph 175, a law criminalizing homosexuality. Imprisoned once again, he longs for a day when he can live and love openly and freely. Behind bars, he meets the surly, guarded Viktor, with whom he develops a deep, decades-spanning bond. Winner of the Un Certain Regard Jury Prize at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, Great Freedom is a tender, lyrical meditation on the power of love, human connection, and their ability to transcend even the bleakest of circumstances.

 German with subtitles 

Screenings & Events

In-Theater Screening

Wed, Oct 20 @ 5:00pm CDT

at AMC River East, Screen 7

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In-Theater Screening

Thu, Oct 21 @ 8:30pm CDT

at AMC River East, Screen 9

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Film Credits

  •   Sabine Moser, Oliver Neumann, Benny Drechsel
  •   Thomas Reider, Sebastian Meise
  •   Joana Scrinzi
  •   Crystel Fournier
  •   Franz Rogowski, Georg Friedrich, Anton von Lucke, Thomas Prenn
  •   Nils Petter Molvaer, Peter Brötzmann
  •   FreibeuterFilm, Rohfilm
  •   https://mubi.com/films/great-freedom


Cultural Partners

Logo: Austrian Cultural Forum NYCLogo: Goethe Institut 62x100Logo: German Film Office 141x125