Cynthia Errivo stands on a street in Greece, wearing a blue t-shirt and a tan handbag. A family stands in the background eating ice cream.

About Drift

Singaporean filmmaker Anthony Chen’s first English-language project assumes the intimate perspective of a woman in limbo. Living in self-exile on a Greek island, Jacqueline, a Liberian refugee, spends her days wandering, withdrawn from others while barely making ends meet. She gradually emerges from her shell when she is befriended by an American tour guide (am empathetic Alia Shawkat), but her unspeakable trauma continues to haunt her.

Brilliantly restrained and concise in its storytelling, Drift is an engrossing character study and a touching depiction of a life-changing friendship. Academy Award nominee Cynthia Erivo is one of the most talented performers working today, with a deep bench of prodigious talent as a Broadway star and singer. Her quiet and moving portrayal as Jacqueline brings a silent maelstrom to the film.

Booking info

Duration includes trailers, adverts and any Q&A/panel. For events such as NT Live, Colour Box and Reel & Meal there will be minimal advertising. We do not admit latecomers after the main feature has started and we have a limited food & drink policy. MAC’s cinema programme has been generously supported by BFI Film Audience Network and Film Hub Midlands.

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