Come on board with 3,000 men on the world’s biggest gay cruise…and one of Europe’s biggest parties. The cruise promises seven days of sunshine, love, and freedom – but on board are also their personal stories, their doubts and uncertainties. As you set sail from Barcelona to Lisbon with wall-to-wall bulges and mind bogglingly fetish gear, you’ll go behind the scenes and get up close and personal with five men from five countries on the quest for their dreams.

Marek, a young Polish man just wants to be accepted and loved as a human being and not just because of his taut body. Dipankar from India has just recently come out; he and Palestinian Ramzi are revelling in the kind of freedom they can only dream about in their homophobic societies back home. Martin is HIV positive and ponders hedonistic ways, while Philippe from France observes the proceedings on board serenely from his wheelchair.

In his feature film debut, director Ferland Milewski's light hearted approach is refreshingly more than skin deep as these men open up about their private lives. But, the sheer genius of his film lies in the way he singlehandedly destroys the differences that many think divide the heterosexual experience from those of the LGBT community.   


DREAM BOAT shows us once and for all that each of us needs, craves and wants the same thing: Someone to love us, for exactly who we are.


Friday, June 23 |  9:00pm
Tivoli Cinemas in Westport
Directed by Tristan Ferland Milewski
90 minutes  | Germany  |  2017

"On top of the sultry scenes where no one seems to wear more than a speedo...Dream Boat shows us more than what a gay cruise might be like, but also what it feels like to be gay today." - Travels of Adam