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Drifting Away

Original title: A la Derive
German title: Pauls Boot
Spain, Germany, France, 2016, 14 min.

Director: Cyprien Clément-Delmas
Production company:
Simon-von-Utrecht-Str. 85a
20359 Hamburg, Germany

Apeman Studio
Gran Via 566 1º 1a
08011 Barcelona, Spain

Age recommendation: 10 years and up
Film genre: Animation

Paul dreams to go sailing with his father but his father tumbles into a depression and literally dissolves right before his eyes. The family threatens to collapse and for Paul faces a big decision.

“Many years ago my father had a deep and unexpected depression. His disease affected the whole family. A La Derive tells this personal story with the help of the transparency.
When my father was ill I saw him as transparent. He existed without any presence. He was losing his consistency. I liked this visual idea of the transparency for handling the theme of depression because it turns into something tactile.
Besides, the transparency allows you to believe there is an urgent need that is clear to everyone; the father has to be saved before he disappears completely. The boat is the revealer of the loss of wishful thinking. It is the breaking point between father and son.” (Cyprien-Clément Delmas)

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Fabian&Fred GmbH
Simon-von-Utrecht-Str. 85a, 20359 Hamburg, Germany

Spokane International Film Festival 2017
Animac Leida Animation Film Festival 2017
FIFEM Montreal Children’s & Youth Film Festival 2017
Mecal Pro Animation Film Festival 2017
BUFF Malmö Children & Youth Film Festival 2017
Be There! Corfu Animation Film Festival 2017
RiverRun International Film Festival 2017
Reel 2 Real Children’s & Youth Film Festival 2017
Flickers: Rhode Island International Film 2016
Anibar Animation Festival 2016
Animasyros Animation Festival 2016
Animanima 2016
Cinekid Children’s Film Festival 2016
VIEW Fest 2016 (Honorable Mention)
Cinemagic Children’s Film Festival 2016
Anima Mundi 2016
Chicago Children’s Film Festival 2016
Nordic Film Days Lübeck 2016 (awarded)
Los Angeles Children’s Film Festival 2016


Video: Trailer

A La Derive / Drifting Away - Trailer from Fabian&Fred on Vimeo.