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Departure

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Synopsis

An English family prepare the sale of their holiday home in the South of France. Over one week, the teenage son, Elliot, wrestles with his burgeoning sexuality while his mother, Beatrice, confronts the end of her marriage to his father, who harbours a secret of his own. When an enigmatic local boy quietly enters their lives, mother and son are led to confront each other and their awakening desires.
Touched by myth and landscape, 'Departure' narrates the story of the end of a marriage, the end of childhood and the end of an otherwise nuclear middle class family.
Dinard Festival of British Films 2015 - World premiere

Details

Year
2015
Type of film
Features
Running Time
109 mins
Director
Andrew Steggall 1st Feature
Producer
Pietro Greppi, Guillaume Tobo, Cora Palfrey
Executive Producer
Daniel Campos Pavoncelli, Georgia Oetker, Stephanie Keelan, Karine Riahi
Editor
Dounia Sichov
Screenwriter
Andrew Steggall
Director of Photography
Brian Fawcett
Sound
Tom Drew
Music
Jools Scott
Principal Cast
Juliet Stevenson, Alex Lawther, Phénix Brossard, Finbar Lynch, Niamh Cusack, Patrice Juiff

Genre

Production Company

UK, France coproduction

Motion Group Pictures (UK), Connectic Studio (FR), Amaro Films (UK), BFI (UK)

Motion Group Pictures
Pietro Greppi
293 Westbourne Park Road
London
W11 1EE
pietro@motiongrouppictures.com
http://www.motiongrouppictures.com

Amaro Films
18 Broadwick Street
London
W1F 8HS
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Mongrel International
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