Thu. Feb. 15, 2018 8:15 PM
Goethe-Institut, San Francisco
San Francisco Screen Premiere
92 min. Germany (2017). BD. English, French, German, Arabic w/ English subtitles.
Director: Tristan Ferland Milewski
Cinematography: Jörg Junge, Jakob Stark
Editor: Markus Schmidt
Producer: Christian Beetz
US Distributor: Kino Lorber
Official Selection (Panorama) at the 2017 Berlin International Film Festival.
Once a year the DREAM BOAT sets sail for a cruise exclusively for gay men where most passengers are united by the wish to live life authentically as themselves in a protected place: Dipankar from India escaped an arranged marriage and now throws himself into the action to find his dream man. But the gay community‘s ideal of masculinity increasingly becomes a tight corset for him. Ramzi from Palestine was persecuted by the police in his home country, Palestine, for being gay and had to start a new life in Europe with nothing. Frenchman Philippe was let down by his family when he was bound to a wheelchair. The more important is his long-term relationship with his partner, and his gay substitute family. Martin from Austria enjoys the hedonism and abundant choice of men to the full and gives perspectives on how to deal with HIV today. Marek from Poland, has everything he needs to stand out on the men’s market, thanks to his trained body. However, he feels lonely in the crowd. Now the countdown is on for seven days of hunting for freedom, love, and happiness – but on board are also their personal stories, their doubts and uncertainties…
Community Outreach Partner: Frameline.