Aug 12, 2023
9 PM

International Village - Theatre 9


Shortly after moving to Berlin to be with his boyfriend, 22-year-old Moritz finds himself unexpectedly single. Struggling to make sense of the sudden break-up, he finds himself alone in an unfamiliar place, unsure of what to do next. As he slowly finds his feet, Moritz explores the city’s underground queer party scene, making new connections, experimenting with drugs, and expanding his sexual horizons.

A welcome antidote to countless coming-of-age films in which sex, drugs, and other hedonistic pleasures are presented as sinful temptations, Hannes Hirsch’s vibrant snapshot of contemporary queer Berlin has no time for didactic moralizing. Rather, as Moritz drifts through bustling bars, sweaty techno raves, fetish spaces and the bedrooms of various lovers, we witness a world of possibilities and contradictions in which characters are not defined by individual decisions and loose ends are part of life’s tangled tapestry.

Content Warning: Substance use, explicit sexual content, and nudity.

Vancouver Men in Leather x VQFF Calling all leather boys, daddies, pups, boot blackers, and kinksters! Join our friends at Vancouver Men in Leather at the Pumpjack Pub after this screening of Drifter!

This masc4masc event welcomes cis men, trans men, and nonbinary folks. $10 entry at the door, cover waived if you show up in gear before 11PM! 19+

GATEO x VQFF Afterparty VML not your style? On the same night: we’ve partnered with one of the hottest new parties in town GATEO to bring you the sweaty sapphic dance party of your dreams! All identities worshiped and welcome. $5 entry! 19+