Keswick Film Festival

Friday 25th March 12:30 PM - Alhambra

Great Freedom

Director: Sebastian Meise Country: Austria
Cert: 15 Year: 2021 Length: 116 minsLanguage: German
2022 Festival
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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An exquisite marriage of personal, political and sensual storytelling

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