EXCLUSIVE: Streamer and theatrical distributor Mubi has closed its first on-the-ground Cannes enterprise, signing a multi-territory deal for Sebastian Meise’s second function Great Freedom, which premiered right here in Un Sure Regard.
The deal was struck with gross sales outfit The Match Manufacturing unit and covers North America, UK, Eire, LATAM (excluding Mexico), Turkey and India.
The movie, written by Thomas Reider and Meise, is ready in post-war Germany and tells the story of Hans (Franz Rogowski) who’s imprisoned time and time once more for being gay. Because of Paragraph 175, which prohibited gay acts in Germany, his need for freedom is systematically destroyed. The one regular relationship in his life turns into his long-time cellmate, Viktor (Georg Friedrich), a convicted assassin.
Pic was produced by Sabine Moser, Oliver Neumann, and Benny Drechsel. Anton Von Lucke and Thomas Prenn star alongside Rogowski and Fredrich
Mubi is having a busy 2021 Cannes, placing offers for a number of titles pre-market, together with Andrea Arnold’s Cow, Mia Hansen-Løve’s Bergman Island, Valdimar Jóhannsson’s Lamb, Julia Ducournau’s Titane, Leos Carax’s Cannes opening movie Annette, and Paul Verhoeven’s Benedetta.