Dir: Tristan Ferland Milewski
Germany | 2017 | 92’
O.V. German, English & French with Spanish subtitles
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One week on a cruise ship: parties, fun and new friendships. The all-gay clientele on board are preoccupied with topics such as identity, the body beautiful and the search for sex. Every evening is dedicated to a new theme, challenging the passengers to ever more extravagant, body-hugging outfits. In the cabins however, the talk is more than skin deep as the men open up about their private lives. In his feature film debut director Ferland Milewski succeeds in providing a look behind the scenes of an ostensibly superficial world. His humorous approach helps him create a genuine bond with the protagonists who talk openly about gay desires, free love and good old-fashioned monogamy.
An intense, unexpected and extremely deep story that is minutely thought out and carefully paced.
FESTIVALS: 2017: Berlinale – Panorama, 35 Outfest Los Angeles, Kansas City LGBT Film Festival, Vancouver Queer Film Festival, MIX Copenhaguen, Sheffield Doc/Fest, Biografilm Festival