L E   F I F A
L E   F I F A
Ecstatic Unity

North American Premiere

Ecstatic Unity

Gerard X Reyes, Poppy Sanchez

Canada, Germany | 2022 | 18 min
English, Spanish |
Subtitles: French
Jouer Trailer
This film is part of the program Explorations intimes : Carte blanche à Khoa Lê.
Presented only in theatres
This film contains nudity or sexual elements that may not be suitable for some people. We prefer to warn you.

In summer, Berlin’s lakes become mystical places where people go to transcend their mundane lives. Jorge and Gerard set out on a ritualistic trip to one of these lakes. Enraptured by the natural surroundings and guided by their primal instincts, the bearded boys spin themselves into a whirlwind of blissful breath and tantric touch.
Other festivals:
Warsaw Post Pxrn Film Festival, Poland (2023)
Oslo/​Fusion Film Festival, Norway (2023)
Chéries Chéris, France (2023)
Director Gerard X Reyes, Poppy Sanchez
Original writings T & S Coop
Director of Photography Kevin Klein
Production Manager Elisa Hengen, Alice Renucci, Poppy Sanchez
Executive Production Gerard X Reyes
Editing Poppy Sanchez
Sound editing Devon Bate
Sound Recording Toni V Monge
Colorization Max Hilsamer
Cast Gerard X Reyes, Jorge TheObscene
Graphic Creation Vina Goh
Music Bendik Giske


• Le Livart
Friday, march 22, 2024, 07:00 p.m. — 08:30 p.m.


Gerard X Reyes

Gerard X Reyes

GERARDREYES is a choreographer, dancer, emerging director, certified Sexological Bodyworker, intimacy coordinator and pioneer of the Montreal Kiki Ballroom scene. They have lived and worked in Montreal, Toronto, New York, Los Angeles and Berlin. As a dancer, Reyes spent seven years as a member of the Marie Chouinard Company. As a multidisciplinary artist, they have created immersive works for the stage (The Principle of Pleasure, Public/​Private Parts ou L’Origine du monde), for cinema (Ecstatic Unity, The Key to Dreams), and a podcast series (Public/​Private Parts). In addition, director Sophie Dupuis hired them as choreographer for her film SOLO – which won the Best Canadian Feature Film award at TIFF in 2023. Between 2014 and 2019, Gerard built the foundation of the Kiki Ballroom community in Montreal by teaching voguing classes and organizing Kiki Balls for LGBTQ+ youth (Canada Pride 2017, Montreal Pride 2018). In 2019, Reyes obtained certification in Sexological Bodywork through the Institute of Somatic Sexology in Australia. This allows Gerard to teach somatic sex education and participate in stage and film projects as an Intimacy Coordinator.

Biographical notes provided by the film production team
The Key to Dreams (2023)
SOLO (2023)
Central Intelligence (2016)
Le Sacre du printemps (2013)
bODY rEMIX (2007)
Poppy Sanchez

Poppy Sanchez

Poppy Sanchez is a filmmaker originally from Amsterdam based in Berlin. She has been directing and producing erotic themed films since 2014. Her films portray intimate moments where you can lose yourself to a dreamy cinematic desire. For Poppy sex plays a significant role in the eyes of the mind, illustrating that imagination can become the biggest turn on. Poppy seems to effortlessly intertwine humour alongside sensuality in her films, because how dull would sex be without some playfulness?

Biographical notes provided by the film production team

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