Sailor is a magical story about a teenager who falls in love with a sailor. After they part the boy imagines his sailor's adventures across a mythical, star-lit sea and into the depths of a jungle, confident in the knowledge that he occupies the sailor's thoughts. Sailor brings together gay archetypes, myths and imagery, both celebrating and questioning the sad but comforting beauty of gay iconography.


Title Sailor
Original title Matroos
Original language no dialogue
Status Completed
Category Shorts
Year 1998


Cast Joram Schurmans, Tim Peters, Hilde Wils
Photography Vincent Bal
Editing Ewin Ryckaert

Technical specs

Running time film 16’
Release format Betacam video
Sound format Stereo sound
Colour Colour


Supported by

FFV, Flemish Commission for Brussels, Charade

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Director Bavo Defurne
Producers Ann Quirynen
Sales British Film Institute
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