Great Freedom

Great Freedom (Grosse Freiheit)

Directed by Sebastian Meise
(Austria/Germany, 2021, Digital, in German with English subtitles)

“An exquisite marriage of personal, political, and sensual storytelling.” —Variety

In post-World War II Germany, liberation by the Allies does not mean freedom for everyone. Great Freedom tells the story of Hans (Franz Rogowski), who is imprisoned repeatedly under Paragraph 175, a law criminalizing homosexuality. Over the course of decades, he develops an unlikely, yet tender bond with his cellmate (Georg Friedrich), a convicted murderer.

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The MFAH film department is supported by Tenaris; the Vaughn Foundation; The Consulate General of the Republic of Korea; Nina and Michael Zilkha; Consulate General of Italy in Houston; Italian Cultural Institute in Los Angeles; Consulate General of Brazil in Houston; Franci Neely; Carrin Patman and Jim Derrick; L'Alliance Française de Houston; and ILEX Foundation.

Special thanks to community partners Goethe Pop-Up Houston; Houston Cinema Arts Society; and Big Queer Picture Show.

Great Freedom

Directed by Sebastian Meise
(Austria/Germany, 2021, 117 minutes)
Lynn Wyatt Theater


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