There is no need for much dialogue in Great Freedom. Likewise, the music is minimal but significant. What stands out is, first and foremost, a desperate need for love, conveyed to the audience through simple gestures and a well-composed and never excessive direction. At the Viennale 2021.
Director Ulrike Kofler tried to depict the crisis of a couple who cannot have children in her debut feature What we wanted (original title: Was wir wollten), based on the short story Der Lauf der Dinge by Peter Stamm, distributed by Netflix and presented by Austria at the Oscars 2021 as a candidate for Best Foreign Language Film.