Sebastian Meise’s Great Freedom (Grosse Freiheit), which charts the persecution of homosexuality in Germany over the decades, won two prizes at the European Film Awards.
An eight-member jury met in Berlin to choose the competition winners in the categories of cinematography, editing, production design, costume design, make-up and hair, original score, sound and visual effects. All were chosen from the feature film selection of 53 films.
French DP Crystal Fournier AFC won the prize for best cinematography for her work on Great Freedom, whilst Nils Petter Molvaer and Peter Brötzmann were joint winners for the film’s original score. The drama previously scooped the Jury Prize in Un Certain Regard upon its debut at Cannes 2021, as well as the top prize at Sarajevo Film Festival.
The Austria-Germany co-production is Austria’s submission for the Oscars best international feature category.