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Helena Wittmann Germany, 2017

Alex Meire's rating of the film Drift

No. Letting a camera get its easy hackneyed shots and travellings (beach, water, driving, biking, boating, train window, people in bed, typing, etc.) for minutes over and over doesn't grant a relevant cinematic gaze, even if it feels "nice": is empty. A gimmick for convincing dull juries. Cf. Benning for some substance behind appearances, real image inquiry, even humor. Posed melancholic seriousness is to be fought.