M/M

Canada, Germany, 2018

About

Film Forge, 82mins

DCP 2K, 1:21:24

Dolby 5.1

Festivals

Slamdance

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Synopsis

Matthew is a young Canadian new to Berlin. He’s come to make a fresh start, but he feels the isolation of living in a strange, new city. When he meets Matthias, he is entranced. Beautiful and charismatic, Matthias is everything Matthew wants to be. Soon Matthew’s interest escalates, becoming an obsession. He begins to transform himself to embody the object of his desire, cutting his hair, getting new clothes. When Matthias gets into a motorcycle accident, the opportunity is too perfect. Matthew is Matthias. In a coma in the hospital, Matthias’ waking life, dreams and memories blur. Where the real ends, the artificial begins.

Cast & Crew

Producers - Karen Harnisch

Co-Producers - (Line Prod) Emma Rebecka Borg, (Exec Prod) Jere B. Ford

Featuring - Nicolas Maxim Endlicher, Antoine Lahaie

DoP - Ann Tipper

Production Design - Zazu Myers

Reviews

The Gate

"For his stunning, entrancing, and unnerving psychodrama M/M (which premiered earlier in the year at Slamdance and in Toronto at Inside Out last week), Canadian writer-director Drew Lint takes what could have been a standardized tale of sexual obsession and turns it into one of the most memorable debut features of the year. Stripping his queer narrative about loneliness and narcissism down to its most primal essence, Lint’s M/M is a film of few words, but not a single wasted breath or image."

The Globe

"A queer psycho-sexual thriller that is equal parts minimalist tribute to Berliner nightlife and maximalist send up of erotic genre flicks, Canadian director Drew Lint’s debut feature film M/M strikes a deft balance between formal experimentation and uncluttered, if mercurial, storytelling."

CBC Arts

"Canadian filmmaker Drew Lint is queering the psycho-sexual thriller [...], Lint's first debut M/M defies the 'homonormative mainstream' to explore obsession and escape in Berlin."

Drew Lint

Drew Lint

Director

Drew Lint is a Canadian filmmaker. He grew up in Sweets Corners, a dot on the map in rural Southwestern Ontario, and obtained a BFA in Film from Ryerson University's School of Image Arts in Toronto. His work often incorporates elements from genre films that are reworked to suit his needs, creating contemporary, queer worlds.

His first feature film, M/M, world premiered at the 2018 Slamdance Film Festival in Park City, Utah and will screen in competition at Guadalajara International Film Festival in the Premio Maguay section. Drew currently lives and works in Berlin, Germany.