Sebastian Meise

1976, Kitzbuhel, Austria


An Austrian director and screenwriter. Co-founder of Vienna based production company FreibeuterFilm. His acclaimed debut feature, Still Life (2011), premiered at San Sebastián Int’l Film Festival. His documentary Outing (2012) was presented at Hot Docs in Toronto. His second feature film, Great Freedom (2021), won Jury Prize in the Un Certain Regard program in Cannes.


Films by this director

Great Freedom

(Grosse Freiheit, Austria, Germany, 2021)

Directed by: Sebastian Meise
PHOTOGRAPHY: Crystel Fournier

In post-war Germany, Hans (Franz Rogowski – Victoria, Undine, Transit) is repeatedly incarcerated because of the infamous Article 175 that treats male homosexuality as a criminal act. Having survived the Nazi concentration camp, in 1945, Hans is transferred directly to prison, where he meets Victor (Georg Friedrich – Bright Nights, Silver Bear for Best Actor), a convicted murderer. During Hans’s frequent returns, the initial animosity between the two men evolves into somet...

color, 116'
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