London Breeze Film Festival presents Drift + Q&A with screenwriter Susanne Farrell (15)

London Breeze Film Festival presents Drift + Q&A with screenwriter Susanne Farrell

London Breeze presents Drift, in support of Refugee Week. The screening will be followed by a Q&A with screenwriter, Susanne Farrell (Hope Street; Dirty God) and producer of PopChange Ornella Mutoni.

Drift is the first English language feature film from Singaporean director, Anthony Chen (ILO ILO; Wet Season), from a screenplay by Susanne Farrell and Alexander Maksik. It is based on the novel A Marker to Measure Drift by Maksik

Jacqueline (Cynthia Erivo), a young refugee, lands alone and penniless on a Greek island, where she tries first to survive and then to cope with her past. While gathering her strength, she begins a friendship with a rootless tour-guide (Alia Shawkat) and together they find the resilience to forge ahead. Drift also features Honor Swinton Byrne (The Souvenir I, The Souvenir II)                                                                                      


'A mesmerizing showcase for Cynthia Erivo’s talents' - New York Times

'Cynthia Erivo’s performance remains unwaveringly riveting' 

The Wrap

'A typically sensitive, understated tale of trauma and the healing balm of friendship.'


An unlikely ode to healing and human connection


Miraculous… Cynthia Erivo Is the Reason You Need to See ‘Drift’ ” -Rolling Stone

Grounded in realism and empathy

An assured and compassionate portrait

★★★★ Time Out

Riveting … a compelling exercise in empathy

★★★★ Rolling Stone


★★★★ Empire

★★★★ Total Film

★★★★ The Times

London Breeze is a BIFA-qualifying independent film festival showcasing emerging filmmakers and award-winning films from the UK and around the world. The 9th edition of our Festival will take place between 23rd - 27th October 2024, and will be our most ambitious festival yet. With our rebrand from Barnes Film Festival and new partner venues, we are committed to a year round programme of screenings and film events in addition to our flagship annual film festival in October.

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