Drift Away (2021)

(2021)

Official Selection out of Competition, France, French - 115 min

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About the Film

Laurent is a police officer in a small town in Normandy, who plans to wed Marie, with whom he has a daughter. Despite the misery he witnesses on a daily basis, he loves his job. One day while trying to save  a farmer who’s threatening to commit suicide, he accidentally kills him. Drift Away premiered at the 2021 Berlin International Film Festival. 



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Director

Xavier Beauvois

Xavier Beauvois, the filmmaker, actor and screenwriter was born in Auchel, France in 1967. After working as an assistant director for André Téchiné and Manoel de Oliveira, he began making his own feature films. His films North, Don’t Forget You’re Going to Die and the crime drama The Young Lieutenant have been nominated for and won numerous awards. His film Of Gods and Men with Lambert Wilson and Michael Lonsdale was equally successful with critics and audiences and won the Grand Prize of the Jury at the 2010 Cannes Film Festival and the 2011 César Award for Best Film.

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