Following its world premiere at Sundance earlier this year, Drift, led by two-time Oscar nominee Cynthia Erivo, has finally landed a release date in February 2024. The film is the first English-language feature by Singaporean director Anthony Chen (Ilo Ilo), and includes producers from Nomadland and Call Me By Your Name.
Joining Erivo in the cast are Alia Shawkat and The Souvenir‘s Honor Swinton Byrne.
Here’s the synopsis: 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. About the Director 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.
The song featured in the trailer,“It Would Be,” was co-written and performed by Erivo.
Drift opens in theaters on February 9th 2024.