The Drifters (12) - BFS At Home choice for August 2021
Directed by Benjamin Bond | Drama | English | 91 mins | UK | 2019
Fanny, a Parisienne waitress, and Koffee, an African immigrant, meet 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.
“This is highly articulate film making that takes time to build characters without breakneck visuals and rushed dialogue; an absolute treat" BRIAN PENN, UK FILM REVIEW
“the evident craft that’s gone into every frame provides consistent visual pleasure” SIGHT & SOUND
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