Films 2017


by Helena Wittmann / Germany 2017 / 97' / In competition

Cast and Credits

Original title / DRIFT

Director / Helena Wittmann

Screenplay / Helena Wittmann, Theresa George

Cinematography / Helena Wittmann

Editing / Helena Wittmann

Music / Nika Son, Donnie and Joe Emerson

Sound / Nika Breithaupt

Cast / Theresa George, Josefina Gill

Production / Frank Scheuffele, Karsten Krause – Fuenferfilm

Press Attaché / Glenda Manzetto

Format / Color

Runtime / 97 min.


Two women spend a weekend in the North Sea. One of them will soon return to her family in Argentina, whereas the other one will try to come a step closer to the ocean. She will cross the Atlantic Ocean on a sailing vessel. Time leaves the beaten track and the swell lulls to deep sleep. The sea takes over the narration. When the other one reappears, the wind is still in her hair while the ground beneath her feet is solid. She returns and the other one could ask: “Have you changed?”

Helena Wittmann

32 SIC - Helena WittmannHelena Wittmann (1982) was born in Neuss, Germany. From 2007 to 2014 she attended the Hochschule für bildende Künste Hamburg (HFBK). Her works, including the short films Wildnis (2013) and 21,3° C (2014), screened at several international exhibits and film festivals. DRIFT is her first feature film.