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DREAM BOAT

DREAM BOAT

In his sincere and reverent feature documentary debut, Milewski films taut, muscled flesh as if it's finely chiseled classical statuary. Other than one very public blow job, Dream Boat contains more dance floor grinding than Grindr hookups; flirting is the norm and sex isn't guaranteed. Milewski uses a recurring motif of a sun-kissed, diverse group of men standing in formation, their contented expressions captured in slow motion while fears (aging, illness) and insecurities (body image, emotional satisfaction) are revealed in voiceover. Their dreamboat may not materialize, but Dream Boat offers them an alluring, global vision of gay life in the flesh. (Serena Donadoni, The Village Voice)

Tristan Ferland Milewski
Born in Berlin, Tristan studied photography and film design at the University of Applied Sciences and Arts Dortmund  and has worked as a director since 1993. He made numerous documentaries for MTV and VIVA. In 2008, he founded his own production company, Übervater Filmproduktion. His documentary series “Make Love – Liebe machen kann man lernen” was nominated for a Grimme Online Award.

Film Selection: Dream Boat (2017, doc)
 — Fu (1997, doc)
 — Felix (1997, doc)
 — Ufos über Dortmund (1994, short) — Manchmal (1993, short)

European Panorama Documentary 2018

Tristan Ferland Milewski

Germany 2017
DCP / color
92 minutes
English / French / German / Arabic
OmeU

Screenplay
Cinematography
Jörg Junge, Jakob Stark
Editing
Markus CM Schmidt
Sound
Johannes Hampel, Antje Volkmann
Music
My Name is Claude
Cast
Dipankar, Marek, Martin Darling, Philippe, Ramzi

Producers
Christian Beetz

Trailer

Production

gebrueder beetz filmproduktion, ZDF

World Sales

Cinephil

Rechte Österreich / Austrian Rights
gebrueder beetz filmproduktion

Weltpremiere / World Premiere
Berlinale 2017

Premierenstatus / Premiere Status
Austrian Premiere