Fantasia 2020: ‘Free Country’ is a stark, engaging mystery | Awesome Friday!

Free Country

Each lead actor is great, but Felix Kramer, as Markus, steals the show. He’s a brute, but he might be a bad man for good reasons. Does that work? I will let you decide for yourself, but it’s fascinating watching him portray that struggle and whether Markus will let his past define him. 

Alvart has created a taut mystery with characters easy to become invested in and does double duty as the cinematographer, photographing the stark German winter with grand, gorgeous aerial shots and a colour scheme as cold and disquieting as the story itself.