Produced By: YourScreen

THE DRIFTERS (2019) [Online FILM]

Genre:
Film
Opens:
01 May 2021
Until:
23 May 2021
Times:
01 May, All Day
to,
23 May, All Day

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Produced by Iona Sweeney for Starcross Entertainment
Director & Screenwriter – Ben Bond
Cast:  Jonathan Ajayi, Lucie Bourdeu, Tia Bannon, Ariyon Bakare
Year: 2019
Runtime: 1hr31 mins

Cert: 15

About the film

Fanny, a Parisienne waitress, and Koffee, an African immigrant, meet cute at a London English class. Both are running from something – she from a dead-end existence, he from something far more life-threatening. Fleeing London after Koffee has botched a job for his boss, they fetch up in Teignmouth, where a brief respite allows them to get to know each other, enjoy life and ponder where they want to get to, before reality catches up. Breezily shot in vibrant colours and in a style joyfully recalling the French Nouvelle Vague, this entertaining film makes Teignmouth look like the French Riviera and is imbued with a free-wheeling ambience that is the perfect antidote for the pandemic blues.

In English with English captions

Reviews

“An absolute treat… highly articulate film-making… Bond knows his film history and there are subtle nods to his influences that will keep film buffs happy for hours’”
UK Film Review

“Gripped by l’espirit de Godard”
Total Film

YourScreen audience comments:

“We have just escaped a stormy wet afternoon with a sun-filled screening of The Drifters and it really is a gem.”

“All aspects belied any idea that this was a debut feature – assured, well-directed, performances from the principal actors, inspired sun-filled photography and an engaging screenplay, all supported by an inspired music track.”

“It did take me back to those free-wheeling films of the sixties and the Nouvelle Vague but the palette of genres and film styles only served to provide a fresh look at a universal love story.”