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CINEMA: Great Freedom (Grosse Freiheit)

Monday 30th May, 2022 - 20:00

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The exquisite latest film from writer-director Sebastian Meise, Great Freedom paints a stirring portrait of gay resistance and resilience in post-war Germany. Sensual yet arresting, Austria’s official submission to the 2022 Academy Awards turns a humanist eye towards a heartrending past.

Unfolding across three decades, this drama traces the repeated imprisonment of one man under Paragraph 175 — a law criminalizing homosexual activity. After being “liberated” by Allied forces in 1945, Hans is transferred directly from a concentration camp to prison to finish out his sentence. There, he forms an unlikely connection with his cellmate Viktor, a convicted murder. As Hans is jailed again and again, a relationship that begins with revulsion blossoms into something far more tender.

Anchored by a transformative star turn from Franz Rogowski (Transit), Great Freedom weaves together intimate moments across time to form a personal and political epic. In the process, this Cannes prizewinner triumphs as a searing depiction of love in the face of injustice.

18 cert

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Date:
Monday 30th May, 2022
Time:
20:00
Cost:
€7 (earlybird) /€9 (on the door)
Event Category:
BOOK TICKETS NOW »

Venue

Riverbank Arts Centre Auditorium
Phone:
+35345448327
Email:
boxoffice@riverbank.ie
Website:
https://www.riverbank.ie

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Cinema Certification
18

Address

Riverbank Arts Centre
Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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Phone:
045 448327
Website:
www.riverbank.ie