Adrift in Manhattan
- 1 hr 31 min
Adrift in Manhattan is a drama directed by Alfredo De Villa. De Villa also wrote the original story that inspired the film. The film focuses on three lonely and desperate New Yorkers. Each of the main characters are strangers who ride the same subway lines. Through a series of events, the strangers make profound influences on each other's life. Rose (Heather Graham) is separated from her husband, and unable to deal with the recent loss of her baby. Tommaso (Dominic Chianese) is a painter who is overwhelmed by health issues, specifically the impending loss of his sight. Simon (Victor Rasuk) is a young store clerk who isn't sure what he wants to do with his life. The store clerks life is made more difficult by the fact that he still lives with his mother. Unfortunately, his mother is both overbearing and severely alcoholic. Each stranger rides the subway and contemplates their life, and how they are going to find the strength to move on. Fortunately, the three strangers cross paths, sometimes without even knowing it, and end up having dramatic impacts on each other, and each individuals direction in life. Through these encounters, each stranger draws strength from the other, and is able to finally make decisions for themselves. Without these innocent chance encounters, none of these three strangers would have found the strength they needed to move on with their life. This film was the recipient of several prestigious awards, in 2007, including the Best Narrative at the Indianapolis International Film Festival; the Ensemble Award at the Palm Beach International Film Festival and the Best Director Award at the San Diego Film Festival. Adrift in Manhattan was also nominated for a dramatic Grand Jury Award at the 2007 Sundance Film Festival.