74 minutes – Drama
Festival release date: March 2, 2021 (Kingston Canadian Film Festival)
Release date: May 11, 2021 – iTunes Canada, Apple TV, Vimeo On Demand
Production company: Fifth Town Films
Canadian distributor: Game Theory Films
Drifting Snow follows two strangers, Joanne (Sonja Smits) and Chris (Jonas Bonnetta), who make the best of a nighttime car accident by sharing a road trip together the next day. As a snow storm rolls across their route, their past year in Prince Edward County, Ontario floats through each of their minds. After losing her husband John (Colin Mochrie) a year ago, Joanne faces the rituals of remote rural life on her own. Processing the loss of his mother by taking care of her old home in the country with his sister (Rachel Bonnetta), Chris, an aspiring filmmaker who must cope with failing eyesight, struggles to convince his girlfriend (Jess Salguiero) to join him outside the city. As their journey unfolds, their drifting memories reveal parallel experiences, helping each of them shift the focus of their destination.
Also see: Drifting Snow in the Forecast.