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721 Ratings


Directed by Helena Wittmann
Germany, 2017


Two women spend a weekend in the North Sea. One of them will soon return home, whereas the other one will try to come a step closer to the ocean. The film then sets off with the traveler on her journey by bicycle, car, on foot and by boat, through fantastic landscapes and on endless bodies of water.

Drift Directed by Helena Wittmann

Critics reviews

For more than half an hour, DRIFT consists of nothing but images of the ocean, rolling and roiling under a wide range of light . . . and shaped by the growing insistence of Nika Breithaupt’s score and sound design. The film returns to shore through one of the more astonishing transitions in recent memory, and concludes shortly after in a shot which confirms both Wittmann’s emotional acuity and formal rigor
May 22, 2018
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