Continental Drift (South)


Original Name:La Dérive Des Continents (Au Sud)
English Name: Continental Drift (South)
Year: 2022
Run Time: 89 min
Language: Italian, French, English
Type (Colour/ Black & White): Colour
Country: Switzerland, France
Director: Lionel Baier
Producer: Pauline Gygax, Max Karli
Cast: Isabelle Carré, Théodore Pellerin, Ursina Lardi, Tom Villa, Ivan Georgiev, Adama Diop
Screenplay: Lionel Baier, Laurent Larivière
Cinematographer: Josée Deshaies
Editor: Pauline Gaillard
Sound Designer: Patrick Becker, Lucas Lebart, Raphaël Sohier, Stéphane Thiébaut
Production Company: Bandita Films
World Sales: Les Films du Losange


  • Cannes Directors Fortnight
  • Locarno IFF
  • São Paulo IFF
  • Montreal Festival du Nouveau Cinéma
  • Hamburg FF

Director’s Selected Filmography:

  • 2018 Shock Waves – First Name: Mathieu
  • 2015 Vanity
  • 2013 Longwave
  • 2011 Claude Goretta (Doc)
  • 2008 Another Man
  • 2006 Stealth
  • 2004 Stupid Boy

Director’s Biography:

Mano Khalil

Lionel Baier is a Swiss writer – director- producer, who started out as co-manager and programmer at the Rex cinema in Aubonne. He then worked as assistant director for various films and commercials. Between 2002-21, he was Head of Cinema department at the ECAL. In 2009 he cofounded Bande à part Films. Baier is best known for the award-winning Longwave (2013), which became a festival hit and was honoured with the Trophée Francophone for Best Director. Vanity (2015) was selected for ACID in Cannes. Shock Waves – First Name: Mathieu screened in the Berlinale Panorama in 2018.


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