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7 Ratings


Directed by Chris Welsby
United Kingdom, Canada, 1994
Avant-Garde, Short


The overall feel of Drift is sombre and mysterious; a study of winter light falling on the surface of water, metal and cloud. The dominant colour is grey; grey infused with a multitude of ocean blues and greens.

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Drift Directed by Chris Welsby

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  • yodh's rating of the film Drift

    Sincerity is not enough, even with such existentially sincere feelings like disorientation.Welsby conveys the notion of disorientation (lack of stable points of spacial reference – the ship floats in and out of view as the camera turns to or away from it), but not the experience. A film done by the dictionary: you open it up, read a definition, then literally illustrate the definition, like in a class for deaf&dumb.

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