“For his second feature film, German filmmaker Jan Speckenbach is tackling familiar material, with a twist. In Speckenbach’s first feature Die Vermissten, a father goes searching for his estranged — and now missing — daughter and is shocked by what he finds along the way. In his Freedom Speckenbach appears to be working through a similar idea, but told through a very different perspective. Starring Pope Joan and The Baader Meinhof Complex star Johanna Wokalek, Freedom centers on the seemingly average Nora, who simply walks away from her family in search of her own version of freedom. She leaves behind a shell-shocked husband and a pair of baffled children, moving to a random city and totally changing her identity in order to pursue an entirely new life. As Nora digs into her independent existence — complete with a new look and a new job that have little to do with her old ones — her husband Philip struggles to adapt to his own new life, while becoming more and more obsessed with finding out why Nora left. Will Nora find true freedom? And will Philip find her?” (Kate Erbland, Indie Wire)

Around The World in 14 Films 2017, presented by Rüdiger Suchsland – in attendance of director Jan Speckenbach and cast

With the support of Fitz + Skoglund Agents



+++ Berlin Premiere +++

ET: Freedom
Country: Germany, Slovakia 2017
Production: One Two Films, BFILM, S.R.O.
Cast: Johanna Wokalek, Hans-Jochen Wagner, Inga Birkenfeld, Andrea Szabová, Ondrej Koval
Format: DCP / colour
Length: 100 min.
Language: German OV / English subtitles
Distribution Germany: Film Kino Text
Festivals: Locarno, CPH PIX, Warsaw, Haifa, Valladolid, Hof, São Paulo etc.