Adrift (2009)

Highly Recommended
Brazil
Feature Film
Original Title: À Deriva
Writer/Director: Heitor Dhalia
Cinematographer: Ricardo Della Rosa
Composer: Antonio Pinto
Cast: Vincent Cassel, Laura Neiva, Débora Bloch, Camilla Belle, Gregório Duvivier, Cauã Reymond

Dhalia’s alluringly photographed, gorgeously scored, and spellbindingly acted third feature presents a bitter-sweet and ever so sensual portrait of a young family, which is slowly but surely falling apart as affairs and alcohol begin to take their toll, centring on the relationship between the writer father and his beautiful fourteen-year-old daughter, as they holiday at a peaceful, idyllic coastal resort. Iain.Stott