*Drift*.  2017. Germany. Directed by Helena Wittmann. Courtesy of Helena Wittmann

Drift. 2017. Germany. Directed by Helena Wittmann. 96 min.

U.S. Premiere

Filmmaker-artist Helena Wittmann’s subtly audacious first feature follows friends Theresa, a German, and Josefina, an Argentinian, as they spend a weekend together on the North Sea, taking long walks on the beach and stopping at snack stands. Eventually they separate— Josefina eventually returns to her family in Argentina and Theresa crosses the Atlantic for the Caribbean—and the film gives way to a transfixing and delicate meditation on the poetics of space. Self-consciously evoking the work of Michael Snow and masterfully lensed by Wittmann herself, Drift is by turns cosmic and intimate.

  1. Saturday, April 7,
    4:00 p.m.

    The Museum of Modern Art, Floor T2, Theater 2
  2. Thursday, April 5,
    6:30 p.m.

    Lincoln Center, Walter Reade Theater
This film accompanies New Directors/New Films 2018.