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Continental Drift (South)

OT: La dérive des continents (au sud)

Lionel Baier // Switzerland, France, 2022
Fiction Feature // FF2022
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A satire about family and refugees mixes private life and political reality in a succession of larger and smaller crises. Together with a German colleague, Nathalie Adler is in Sicily on behalf of the EU to organize a visit by Macron and Merkel to a refugee camp. Here, she meets her son who as a radical activist upsets not only his mother’s professional plans. The film takes a hard look at the instrumentalization of refugees for political purposes and the neuroses of the protagonists in government offices and NGOs.


LIONEL BAIER (*1975 in Lausanne) started out managing cinemas before becoming head of the film institute at the Lausanne Art School. His best-known films include Longwave (2013) and Vanity (2015). Continental Drift (South) ran in the section Quinzaine de Réalisateurs at Cannes.



La dérive des continents (au sud)

Fiction Feature



Switzerland, France


84 min

OV with English subtitles

Lionel Baier

Lionel Baier, Laurent Larivière

Isabelle Carré, Théodore Pellerin, Ursina Lardi, Tom Villa, Ivan Georgiev, Adama Diop, Elisabeth Owona, Indri Shiroka, David Coco, Mario Opinato, Massimo Cagnina, Sebastiano Tinè, Nicolò Prestigiacomo, Maria Isabella Piana, Rosalinda Musumeci, Maria Antonietta Scornavacca, Nicolas Roussi

Pauline Gygax, Max Karli

Josée Deshaies

Patrick Becker, Lucas Lebart, Raphaël Sohier, Stéphane Thiébaut

Pauline Gaillard

Béatrice Scarpato

Laura Pennisi

Les Films du Losange (Margaret Menegoz)

Bandita Films

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Les Films du Losange, Raphaëlle Quinet: r.quinet@filmsdulosange.fr


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