Director: Bui Thac Chuyen
“A subtle, melancholy exploration of erotic angst and uncomfortable awakening.” - New York Times
In steamy, rain-sodden Hanoi, a bride spends her wedding night waiting by the bed for her husband, as he drinks himself unconscious downstairs. So begins a marriage destined to be unfulfilled.
As the weeks pass her husband still seems disinterested in physical passion, yet the young bride finds she has no shortage of alternative suitors - with even her best friend secretly desiring her.
Challenging the taboos of traditional Vietnamese cinema, the complexities of life and lust take centre stage in the gorgeously shot Adrift, as a complex web of relationships are woven one upon the another.
Winner of the FIPRESCI Prize at the 2009 Venice Film Festival.