This looks great. Not so often you’ll see a story about this time from the LGBTQ+ perspective.
Great Freedom follows the story of Hans (Franz Rogowski), a gay man living in postwar Germany. Though the allies liberated the country, that freedom didn’t extend to LGBTQ people, as gay sex remains prohibited by law. When he’s jailed for his sexuality, Hans meets Viktor (Georg Friedrich), a convicted murderer. Sparks fly between the two men as they maintain a clandestine relationship.
Great Freedom earned rave reviews when it debuted in Europe, and even picked up the Jury Prize (Un Certain Regard) at the Cannes Film Festival last year. The film plays in select theaters now, and arrives on Mubi May 6.
Check out the trailer after the jump!