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Drift (2023)

Opens on March 1

Director: Anthony Chen Run Time: 93 min. Release Year: 2024

Starring: Alia Shawkat, Cynthia Erivo, Honor Swinton Byrne, Ibrahima Ba, Zainab Jah

Country: France, Greece, United Kingdom
Language: English, Greek

About the film:

World Premiere, 2023 Sundance Film Festival

Jacqueline (Cynthia Erivo) is a young refugee who lands alone and penniless on a Greek island where she tries to survive, then to cope with her past. While gathering her strength, she begins a friendship with a rootless tour guide (Alia Shawkat in a British Independent Film Award nominated role). Together, they find the resilience to forge ahead.

“devastatingly effective… Erivo, in turn, crafts a performance so nuanced that one can’t avoid feeling the enormity of her mysterious past”

—Siddhant Adlakha, IndieWire

About the filmmaker:

Anthony Chen was born in Singapore and holds a master’s degree in directing from the National Film and Television School in England. He has directed multiple award-winning short films, including Grandma (2007). His debut feature, Ilo Ilo (2013), made its North American premiere at TIFF after winning the Caméra d’Or at Cannes, and Chen was named one of Variety’s 10 Directors to Watch.

Directed by Anthony Chen from a screenplay by Susanne Farrell and Alexander Maksik, Drift (2023) is based on the novel A Marker to Measure Drift by Maksik.

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