Freedom/ Freiheit

Freedom/ Freiheit

Director : Jan Speckenbach/Germany|Slovakia/100/German,Slovak,English/2017

Nora roams through a museum in Vienna, has sex with a young man and hitchhikes randomly on to Bratislava. She hides her identity by telling little lies. She changes her look, finds work as a chambermaid and makes friends with a young Slovakian stripper, Etela, and her husband Tamás, a cook.

Meanwhile in Berlin, Philip is trying to manage his family, his job and his affair with Monika. Against his own convictions he has to defend a racist teenager in court, who has beaten an African man into a coma. He struggles with his role as a single parent and cannot really commit himself to Monika as his everyday life has lost meaning since Nora disappeared. The only person Philip really opens up to is the unconscious coma patient. Nora’s desire for freedom is Philip’s chain.

Scriptwriter: Jan Speckenbach, Andreas Deinert Director of photography: Tilo Hauke Editor: Jan  Speckenbach Sound design: Marian Mentrup  Cast: Johanna Wokalek, Hans-Jochen Wagner, Inga Birkenfeld, Andrea Szabová, Ondrej Koval’

Awards/Festivals

Locarno IFF, Switzerland – Concorso Internazionale
CPH PIX, Denmark
Warsaw Film Festival, Poland
HAIFA IFF, Israel
Valladolid International Film Festival, Spain – Sección Oficial Competition
51st Hof International Film Festival, Germany
41st São Paulo International Film Festival, Brazil – New Directors Competition
Internationales Filmfestival Mannheim-Heidelberg, Germany
Noordelijk Film Festival, The Netherlands
Goa International Film Festival, India – International Competition
Around The World In 14 Films, Germany
International Film Festival of Kerala, India
Les Arcs, France

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