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Great Freedom + Q&A with Bent Bars

Tue May 3, 18:10

Film,Q+A, Genesis Cinema, £8

3 May 2022 ••• We are thrilled to partner with MUBI for a special screening of award winning ‘Great Freedom’, followed by a post film-discussion with Bent Bars.

 Hans is imprisoned again and again under Paragraph 175, a law criminalizing homosexuality. Imprisoned, we watch him form an unexpected but intimate bond with his cellmate Viktor, one that develops with heart tugging tenderness as the decades pass by.

 Unfolding with visceral intensity and lead by an embodied performance from Franz Rogowski, the ‘Great Freedom’ shows us that liberation by the Allies did not mean freedom for everyone.

Directed by Sebastian Meise
Starring Franz Rogowski, Georg Friedrich, Anton von Lucke
2021 | 116mins | Austria, Germany |  BBFC Rating: 18

Content note: this film contains scenes of strong sex.


After the screening we will be sitting down to discuss the film’s themes with Bent Bars, a charity that works in solidarity with LGBTQI+ prisoners by organising pen-pal matches, sharing resources, providing mutual support and drawing public attention to the struggles of queer and trans people behind bars 


GREAT FREEDOM is streaming on MUBI in the UK and Ireland from May 


Venue accessibility information
Screens 2 is step free and wheelchair accessible on the ground floor. Bar Paragon and The Kitchen are accessible with the use of a wheelchair stair climber (maximum load: 150kg). If you have any questions access requirements please call the Genesis Box Office on 0207 780 2000/

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