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Give Me Liberty Unclassified 18+

Heartfelt and hilarious, Give Me Liberty channels the spirit of the Czech New Wave in its freewheeling tale of life on the edges of Midwestern America.

Somewhere in Milwaukee, Russian-American Vic is having one of the most chaotic days of his life. While juggling family pressures and the responsibilities of his job driving wheelchair-bound people to their destinations, he is roped into getting a group of elderly relatives to a funeral – and the day has barely begun yet.

Made on a shoe-string budget, Give Me Liberty features an engaging mix of professional and non-professional actors (including some with lived experience of their character’s conditions), and draws from Russian-American director Kirill Mikhanovsky’s (Sonhos de Peixe, MIFF 2006) personal experiences, giving the film an authentically lived-in air. Fast-paced and bittersweet, it’s a funny and touching portrayal of marginalised people navigating life’s roadblocks and trying to find the American Dream in spite of it all.

“Mikhanovsky mixes different styles of comedy, but he binds them with a realist approach that grounds everything in an offhand, absurdist tone … a journey worth taking.” – Screen

Tickets

5171
Sun 04 Aug 4:15 pm [5171]
Give Me Liberty (119 mins)
Sofitel Melbourne On Collins Auditorium
Past event
9611
Mon 12 Aug 9:15 pm [9611]
Give Me Liberty (119 mins)
Hoyts 11 Assisted ListeningWheelchair Access
Past event
This session is bookable on a pass

To book a wheelchair space or to advise of other access requirements, please contact Box Office on (03) 8660 4898 or email boxoffice@miff.com.au
Key Cast
Ben Derfel, Chris Galust, Lauren "Lolo" Spencer, Maksim Stoyanov, Michelle Caspar, Steve Wolski
Director
Kirill Mikhanovsky
Producers
Alice Austen, George Rush, Kirill Mikhanovsky, Sergey Shtern, Val Abel
Screenwriters
Alice Austen, Kirill Mikhanovsky
Cinematographer
Wyatt Garfield
Premiere Status
Australian Premiere
Company Credit
World Sales: Wild Bunch

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