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DRIFTING

Normal People sensation Paul Mescal returns to our screens in the Irish short film, set to air at Dublin Film Festival.

Paul Mescal in short film Drifting actors

Drifting

Paul Mescal in short film Drifting actors
Drifting

Whether he’s capturing the nation’s heart as Normal People’s Connell, keeping us on the edge of our seats in Irish psychological thriller The Deceived, or drunk dancing in a hotel room for a Rolling Stones music video, Paul Mescal has quickly made a name for himself as a talent of meteoric proportions. Fortunately, he’s set to return our screens again at Dublin’s International Film Festival in March.

Entitled Drifting, the Mescal-starring short film takes place over 24 hours and tells the tale of two best friends who are slowly drifting apart. While Cian (Paul Mescal) appears content with small-town life and all its familiar comforts, Pat (Dafhyd Flynn) begins to grow increasingly curious about the world beyond home. This drives a quiet rift between the boys, who have been joined at the hip since they were kids. Co-written and co-directed by filmmaker Robert Higgins, the film touches upon the universal themes of friendship, love and growing up.

Paul Mescal in short film Drifting football
Paul Mescal in short film Drifting

Drifting

Paul Mescal in short film Drifting football
Drifting
Paul Mescal in short film Drifting

While this Mescal-return might only be for a fleeting, precious 14 minutes, we can sleep easy knowing that we’ll be seeing plenty more of the Irish heartthrob this year: set to star in Maggie Gyllenhaal’s directorial debut The Lost Daughter (alongside Olivia Colman and Dakota Johnson), he will also be performing in the musical, Carmen, as a soldier seduced by a fiery gypsy.

Check out the trailer for Drifting below…

Words
Anya Cooper
DRIFTING

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