GIVE ME LIBERTY

German Age Rating

Twenty-five-year-old Vic moves from Moscow to Milwaukee, where he finds a job as a driver for people with physical handicaps. In his day-to-day work, he meets likable people as well as some odd characters. Vic puts his heart and soul into his job as well as all his other dealings with people. One day, when his Russian grandfather and a group of elderly people need to get to a funeral, Vic spontaneously loads them into his van. This becomes a challenge, since he also has to maneuver Tracy, whose ALS confines her to a wheelchair, across a city that's torn by protests.

tags: Family, Comedy, Cultural Conflict, Love, Feature film

Cast: Chris Galust, Lauren „Lolo“ Spencer, Maksim Stoyanov

Credits

Screenplay: Alice Austen, Kirill Mikhanovsky

Director of Photography: Wyatt Garfield

Film Editor: Kirill Mikhanovsky

Production Designer: Bart Mangrum

Costume Design: Kate Grube

Sound: Jeremy Mazza

Producer: Alice Austen, Kirill Mikhanovsky, George Rush, Wally Hall, Michael Manasseri, Sergey Shtern, Val Abel

Co-Producer: Lisa Alfelt, Catherine Donnelly, Boris Frumin, Karri O’Reilly

Production Company: Give Me Liberty Mfg

World Sales: Wild Bunch International Sales

Director: Kirill Mikhanovsky

biography

Kirill Mikhanovsky was born in Moscow, where he liked going to the movies more than going to school. After the collapse of the Soviet Union, he immigrated to Milwaukee, where he took various jobs, including one as a driver for people with physical handicaps. At the same time, he discovered his passion for filmmaking. He attended the New York University film school and wrote screenplays for INHALE, EXHALE (2003) and SONHOS DE PEIXE (2006), which were shown in Cannes.

Photo copyright @ Quinzaine des Réalisateurs/ Guillaume Lutz

Screenings

Friday, 6/28/2019, 8:00 PM (110 Min.)
Atelier 1
Sunday, 6/30/2019, 5:30 PM (110 Min.)
Atelier 1
Thursday, 7/4/2019, 3:30 PM (110 Min.)
Münchner Freiheit 3