In DRIFT, Jacqueline (Cynthia Erivo) is a Liberian refugee who's found herself on a Greek island without money or a place to stay. She survives by sleeping in a cave near the water, swiping sugar packets from a restaurant, and massaging tourists' feet (with stolen olive oil) for money. One day she encounters a tour group led by Callie (Alia Shawkat). Callie begins chatting with Jacqueline, and, after seeing each other again, the women start to become friends. Jacqueline even invites Callie out to dinner using a wad of stolen cash found in an encampment. Flashbacks reveal Jacqueline's brutal, true story, and when Callie shows her a moment of kindness, it all comes tumbling out.
Starring Cynthia Erivo, Alia Shawkat, Ibrahima Ba
Director Anthony Chen