Freedom

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LENGTH: 100 min
COUNTRY: Germany, Slovakia
YEAR: 2017
GENRE: Drama
LANGUAGE: German, Slovak w/English subtitles
FORMATS: DCP, Blu-ray & DVD
DIRECTOR: Jan Speckenbach
CAST: Johanna Wokalek, Hans-Jochen Wagner, Inga Birkenfeld, Andrea Szabová, Ondrej Koval’
CREW: SCREENWRITER: Jan Speckenbach, Andreas Deinert; CINEMATAGRAPHER: Tilo Hauke; EDITOR: Jan Speckenbach; PRODUCER: Sol Bondy, Jamila Wenske

SYNOPSIS

Nora walks out on her husband Philip and their two children without a word of explanation. She’s driven by an irresistible force. She wants to be free. 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.

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FESTIVALS / AWARDS

  • Locarno Film Festival, World Premiere – International Competition
  • CPH PIX, Denmark
  • Warsaw Film Festival
  • Valladolid International Film Festival – Official Selection
  • Hof International Film Festival
  • São Paulo International Film Festival, Brazil – New Directors Competition
  • Goa International Film Festival, India – International Competition
  • Around The World In 14 Films, Germany
  • International Film Festival of Kerala, India
  • Les Arcs European Film Festival, France
  • Filmfestival Max-Ophüls-Preis, Germany

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