DRIFT

By Benny VANDENDRIESSHE, Dirk HENDRIKX

INTI FILMS - as PROD

First film - Completed 2011

‘Drift’ is a portrait of a man looking for salvation on a mythical journey through a real yet barren and tired old Continent.

Festivals
& Awards

Busan - BIFF/APM 2013
Flash forward competition
Internationales Filmfestival Mannheim-Heidelberg (DE) 2013
Fipresci Award
    • Year of production
    • 2011
    • Genres
    • First film
    • Countries
    • BELGIUM, FRANCE, SPAIN
    • Languages
    • ENGLISH, DUTCH, ROMANIAN
    • Budget
    • 0.6 - 1 M$
    • Duration
    • 83 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Benny VANDENDRIESSHE, Dirk HENDRIKX
    • Writer(s)
    • Benny VANDENDRIESSHE, Dirk HENDRIKX, Carl ROTTIERS
    • Producer(s)
    • Peter KRÜGER (Inti Films), Raymond VAN DER KAAIJ (REVOLVER AMSTERDAM)
    • Synopsis
    • 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.

      DRIFT explores his quest for salvation on a mythical journey through a barren Romanian wasteland. Fighting his memories, the drifting man chooses not to speak and to loose himself in an animal-like and primitive existence. His simple but painful rituals echo an ancient culture long forgotten. As the past reveals itself, insanity sets in. Slowly, he disappears as well.
    • Partners & financing
    • VAF (Flanders Audiovisual Film Fund)
      NFF (Dutch Film Fund)
      Taxshelter of the Belgian Government
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