Friday, 29 June 2018 10:39


The film, an exclusive for Italy by Leone Film Group, distributed by 01 Distribution, will be in Italian cinemas on August 29th

In just a few minutes, he was able to win the affection of jurors and giffoners, now he is ready to return replicating and doubling the warmth and affection donated in 2016: Sam Claflin is the first international guest of #Giffoni2018. The British actor will arrive at the 48th edition of the Giffoni Film Festival, on Monday July 23rd , along with the national premiere of his last film "Adrift". And adventurous story of love and survival produced by Huayi Brothers, Lakeshore Entertainment, RVK Studios, STX Entertainment and distributed by 01 Distribution.

The film, directed by Baltasar Kormákur, has in its cast two protagonists very well loved by the public: and indeed, together with Claflin, there is Shailene Woodley, known for "The Fault in Our Stars", "Divergent", as well as for the HBO series "Big Little Lies" with Nicole Kidman e Zoë Kravitz.

Tami Oldham (Shailene Woodley) and her boyfriend Richard Sharp (Sam Claflin) sail from Tahiti under a marvellous starry sky; they are young and in love, dreaming of a life of adventures together. After a few days, in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, a hurricane of terrifying proportions crashes on their ship, causing Tami to lose consciousness. When she wakes up, Tami finds the ship destroyed and her boyfriend gravely injured. With no means of communications and with the closest port being weeks away, Tami has to fight against time to save herself and the only man she has ever truly loved. Based on a true story, ADRIFT is a deeply moving and engaging, a story of lobe, determination and courage against any impossible adversity.

The film, which will be released in Italian cinemas on August 29th, is inspired by a story that actually took place in 1983, when Tami and her fiancé Richard Sharp left a sail-boat from Tahiti to reach San Diego, more than four thousands miles of ocean. A 41 days long odyssey that, before its film adaptation, was told in the novel Red Sky in Mourning: a True Story of Love, Loss and Survival at Sea written by Susea McGearhart. Two of the many fans of the book were the twin brothers and screenwriters, Aaron and Jordan Kandell. They discovered it while researching another story about the sea they were developing, being both great fans of the ocean.

Born in 1986, with a diploma from the Academy of Music and Dramatic Art 0f London, Sam Claflin began his rise to success in 2010 playing Richard in The Pillars of the Earth, the TV series based on the novel with the same name by the British writer Ken Follet and produced by Ridley and Tony Scott. His cinematic debut, however, dates back to the following year alongside Johnny Depp and Penélope Cruz in the fourth film in the series Pirates of the Caribbean - On Stranger Tides (2011) in which he interprets the missionary Philip. He then plays Prince William in Snow White and the Huntsman (2012), alongside the 'evil queen' Charlize Theron, the 'stepdaughter' Kristen Stewart and the 'hunter' Chris Hemsworth. Claflin then finds a place in the heart of the general public with the Hunger Games saga, in which he plays the heroic and arrogant Finnick Odair from the second instalment (Hunger Games: Catching Fire) to the final episode (Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2). His character is one of the District 4 Winners, survivor of the 65th edition of the Games that took place 10 years earlier. His name is drawn among those of the previous winners, and he immediately forged an alliance with the protagonist Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence), being by her side in the special team leading the revolution until his death. After the romantic comedy Love, Rosie by Christian Ditter and the generational film The Riot Club by Lone Scherfig, both in 2014, Claflin then returned to the role of Prince William for a cameo in the prequel / spin-off The Huntsman - Winter's War (2016). The same year he presented at the 46th edition of the Giffoni Film Festival the premiere of Me Before You, in which he stars alongside actress Emilia Clarke, the ‘Queen of Dragons’ of Game of Thrones.

He has several major upcoming projects such as Jennifer Kent's psychological thriller, The Nightingale, set in 19th-century Tasmania, which follows the story of a young woman seeking revenge for the murder of her family. The film will be released later this year. Furthermore, it was recently announced that Claflin will star in the British independent feature film The Corrupted, which will be released in 2019. Based on actual events, the film is set in London. It is written by Nick Moorcroft, directed by Ron Scalpello and with the participation of Timothy Spall, Hugh Bonneville, Charlie Murphy and Noel Edwards.

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