Film Info: GESCHICHTE EINER LIEBE - FREYA

LOVE IN THE TIME OF RESISTANCE - FREYA (GESCHICHTE EINER LIEBE - FREYA)

LOVE IN THE TIME OF RESISTANCE - FREYA
© Antje Starost Filmproduktion

“I saw him and my heart stood still.” 18-year-old Freya Deichmann meets Helmuth James von Moltke. He is the love of her life. It is a love which must prove itself under the Third Reich. The story builds to a dramatic climax, wavering between hope and a final separation, when Helmuth is imprisoned. Every day could be their last. Their greatest happiness are their daily letters which are smuggled by the prison chaplain. It is a love in a time of resistance which does not even end with the execution of the loved one. The letters bear unique witness to an era, heart-piercing glimpses into an extraordinary existential situation of life and death. The lovers’ story is combined with previously undisclosed conversations with the then 90-year-old Freya in her house in Vermont: “material of astonishing beauty, poetry and passion.”


Antje Starost studied Education and is a graduate of the German Film & Television Academy (dffb). Since founding Antje Starost Film Produktion in 1980, she has been active as a producer, writer and director. Her films include: MARIKA AND CATERINA (1981), SCHUHMANN (1985), WURLITZER OR INVENTING PRESENT TIME (1985), PAINTING IS LIVNG - FRITZ KÖTHE (1987), FACES (1988), DEM (1989), CHAUPI MUNDI - THE HEART OF THE WORLD (1992), THE DIPLOMAT (1995), ELENA UND PANCHA (2000), MUMMY'S BOY (2003), STÉPHANE HESSEL (2008), 7 OR WHY I EXIST (2010), and LOVE IN THE TIME OF RESISTANCE - FREYA (2016).

Hans Helmut Grotjahn studied Political Science and is active as a photographer, director of photography, screenwriter and director. His films include: MARIKA AND CATERINA (1981), SCHUHMANN (1985), WURLITZER OR INVENTING PRESENT TIME (1985), PAINTING IS LIVNG - FRITZ KÖTHE (1987), FACES (1988), DEM (1989), CHAUPI MUNDI - THE HEART OF THE WORLD (1992), THE DIPLOMAT (1995), ELENA UND PANCHA (2000), MUMMY'S BOY (2003), STÉPHANE HESSEL (2008), 7 OR WHY I EXIST (2010), and LOVE IN THE TIME OF RESISTANCE - FREYA (2016).
Genre Biopic, History, Literature, Love Story
Category Documentary
Year of Production 2016
Directors Antje Starost, Hans Helmut Grotjahn
Cinematography Hans Helmut Grotjahn
Cast Freya von Moltke, Helmuth Caspar von Moltke, Vivi Vassileva
Voices Nina Hoss, Ulrich Matthes
Production Company Antje Starost Film Produktion
Length 87 min
Format DCP, 1:1.78
Original Version
 German
Subtitled Version English
Sound Technology Dolby 5.1
Festivals Hof 2016, Biberach 2016
With backing from BKM, MEDIA, Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg

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