The first of our Summer Breeze screening events: DRIFT (2023. 93m) + Q&A

London Breeze is supporting this year’s Refugee Week and its theme of ‘Our Home’ with a screening of DRIFT by Singaporean director, Anthony Chen (ILO ILO/Wet Season). DRIFT is his first English-language film.

Join us at our brand new partner venue, the gorgeous The Garden Cinema, for this event cinema screening. There will be treats in store as we celebrate the resilience and contribution of refugees.

A Q&A will follow the screening with special guest, screenwriter Susanne Farrell (Hope Street/Dirty God) who will talk to us about the process of adapting A Marker to Measure Drift by Alexander Maksik for the screen.

Jacqueline (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. DRIFT also features Honor Swinton Byrne (The Souvenir IThe Souvenir II)

London born, Cynthia Erivo is a multi-awardwinning actor and singer of film, TV and musical theatre, not least for her lead role in HARRIET, the story of abolitionist and social activist, Harriet Tubman. Her role as Celie in The Color Purple in the West End, on Broadway and in the TV miniseries, garnered her Drama Critics Award, Tony and Grammy, amongst others. She is an outstanding actor of this generation. Don’t miss her stellar performance in DRIFT on the big screen.

Here’s what the critics have to say:

“A mesmerizing showcase for Cynthia Erivo’s talents”  New York Times

“Cynthia Erivo’s performance remains unwaveringly riveting” The Wrap

“Miraculous… Cynthia Erivo Is the Reason You Need to See ‘Drift’ – a compelling exercise in empathy” ★★★★  ” Rolling Stone

“An assured and compassionate portrait”  ★★★★ Time Out

“Captivating” ★★★★ Empire      ★★★★ The Times