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)

Director's Biography
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
92 minutes
English / French / German / Arabic
OV with English subtitles
Screenplay Tristan Ferland Milewski
Cinematography Jörg Junge, Jakob Stark
Editing Markus CM Schmidt
Sound/Sounddesign Johannes Hampel, Antje Volkmann
Music My Name is Claude
With Dipankar, Marek, Martin Darling, Philippe, Ramzi

Producer(s) Christian Beetz
gebrueder beetz filmproduktion, ZDF

Austrian Premiere
Rechte Österreich / Austrian Rights
gebrueder beetz filmproduktion

Weltpremiere / World Premiere
Berlinale 2017

Premierenstatus / Premiere Status
Austrian Premiere