The Drifters

classified 15
Streaming

Please note: This was streaming on YourScreen in April 2021

Director
Ben Bond
Cast
Lucie Bourdeu, Jonathan Ajayi, Jonjo O'Neill
Details
91 mins, 2019, UK

This love story about identity and place in post-Brexit Britain follows a pair of migrants on the run over one hot summer weekend on the South West coast.

Two outsiders - French waitress Fanny (Lucie Bourdeu) and Senegalese car wash worker Koffee (Jonathan Ajayi) - escape London and their troubled pasts to go on a road trip to Devon to enjoy the summer and, hopefully, find their place in the world. A touching and tender romance blossoms, but trouble from the city - in the shape of a botched heist, stolen jewellery, and a gun - is hot on their heels…

Bright, vibrant, and immersed in Nouvelle Vague cool, this playful film provides a poignant and enlightening commentary on issues of immigration, society and identity (plus it makes Teignmouth look like the French Riviera!). A breezy breath of fresh air.