DRIFT won the FIPRESCI award at the International Filmfestival of Mannheim-Heidelberg. The jury spoke of "a visceral and poetic experience that sometimes made us feel uneasy yet left indelible impressions on the minds and the hearts of the jury."
A Belgian couple waits in an empty hotel in the Carpathian mountains. She suffers from a lingering illness. He helps her find her peace. Left alone, he escapes reality and starts to wander.
DRIFT explores his quest for salvation on a mythical journey through a barren Romanian wasteland. Fighting his memories, the drifting man chooses not to speak and to loose himself in an animal-like and primitive existence. His simple but painful rituals echo an ancient culture long forgotten. As the past reveals itself, insanity sets in. Slowly, he disappears as well.
a film by Benny Vandendriessche and Dirk Hendrikx
written and directed by Benny Vandendriessche
cast: Dirk Hendrikx, Lieve Meeussen, Constantin Cojocaru
DOP: Carl Rottiers
composer: Kris Dane
editor: Tom Denoyette
producer: Peter Krüger / Inti Films
co-producer: Raymond van der Kaaij / Revolver
supported by: VAF Flanders Audiovisual Fund, NFF Dutch Film Fund, Taxshelter of the Belgian government
contact: Peter Krüger / Inti Films / Rue du Chantier 2 / B-1000 Brussels, Belgium / +32 (0)485 117 818 / firstname.lastname@example.org