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Watch Cynthia Erivo and Alia Shawkat in the trailer for Anthony Chen’s Drift

Jacqueline (Two-Time Academy Award nominee 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.

Directed by Anthony Chen, the film stars Cynthia Erivo, Alia Shawkat, Ibrahima Ba, Honor Swinton Byrne, Zainab Jah, Suzy Bemba, and Vincent Vermignon.

Drift opens in New York on 9th February 2024.

Anthony Chen is an award-winning writer, director and producer from Singapore. His debut feature Ilo Ilo (2013) was awarded the Caméra d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival. His sophomore film Wet Season (2019) was nominated for the Platform Prize at the Toronto International Film Festival. In 2021, he contributed a short to the anthology film The Year of the Everlasting Storm, which premiered at Cannes. His recent film The Breaking Ice is Singapore’s submission for the 96th Academy Awards. Drift marks his English-language debut.

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