Drift

feature film (2013)
written and directed by Benny Vandendriessche

A Belgian couple waits in an empty hotel in the Carpathian mountains. She suffers from a lingering illness. He helps her find her peace. Left alone, he escapes reality and starts to wander. The film explores his quest for salvation on a mythical journey through a barren wasteland. Fighting his memories, the drifting man chooses not to speak and to loose himself in an animal-like and primitive existence. As the past reveals itself, insanity sets in. Slowly, he disappears as well.

winner Fipresci Award at Internationales Filmfestival Mannheim-Heidelberg 2013
nomination Flash Forward competition at Busan International Film Festival 2013 in South Korea
screenings at the filmfestivals of Gent (BE), San Francisco (US), Prague (CZ), Vilnius (LT), Tofifest (PL), Leeuwarden (NL)

cast: Dirk Hendrikx, Lieve Meeussen, Constantin Cojocaru, Vlad Gliga
photography: Carl Rottiers
music: Kris Dane
editor: Tom Denoyette
producer: Peter Kr├╝ger / Inti Films
co-producer: Raymond van der Kaaij / Revolver
supported by: VAF Flanders Audiovisual Fund, NFF Dutch Film Fund, Taxshelter of the Belgian government

reviews Volkskrant, Rekto Verso, NRC Handelsblad, Indiewire, In De Bioscoop, The Hollywood Reporter, Neerlands Filmdoek, Cutting Edge, Cobra.be