written & directed by Mees Peijnenburg
in co-production with VPRO
genre drama
language Dutch
duration 85 minutes
release september 2020
Paradise Drifters

A fragmented portrayal of Lorenzo, Yousef and Chloe, three homeless young adults heading to Southern Europe in search of money, love and happiness. They each have their own different backgrounds and motives but they share a common insecurity about being independent, without a base to fall back on.

"soulful debut" - Screen Daily
Jonas Smulders
Bilal Wahib
Tamar van Waning
Joren Seldeslachts
Festival & Awards
Poitiers Film Festival, 2020Audience Prize Best Film
Berlin Film Festival 2020
International Film Festival Rotterdam 2020
Taipei International Film Festival 2020
New Zealand International Film Festival 2020
Transilvania International Film Festival 2020
European Film Forum Scanorama 2020
Young Film Fest Prague 2021
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director Mees Peijnenburg
scenario Mees Peijnenburg
director of photography Jasper Wolf, NSC
production design Elza Kroonenberg
casting Post Castelijn Casting
costume Minke Lunter
make-up Evalotte Oosterop, Lindelotte van der Meer
first assistant director Willem Quarles van Ufford
line producer Alexander Blaauw
composer Ella van der Woude, Juho Nurmela
sound design Tijn Hazen
editor Imre Reutelingsperger
coproducer VPRO - Martien Vlietman
creative producer Nathalie van der Burg
producer Pupkin – Iris Otten, Sander van Meurs, Pieter Kuijpers