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Departure

Departure
  • 2015
  • UK, France
  • 108 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Andrew Steggall
  • Cast: Juliet Stephenson, Alex Lawther, Phénix Brossard
  • Language: French & English
  • UK release: 20 May 2016

Englishwoman Beatrice (Stephenson) and her son Elliott (Lawther) arrive in the south of France to clear the family's summer home in preparation for its sale, but while Beatrice cannot let go of the past, Elliott takes a shine to local lad Clément (Brossard). Sensitive coming-of-age drama, beautifully filmed, tenderly felt and brilliant acted, an exciting debut from Steggall.

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Departure

16 May 20164 stars

Juliet Stevenson and Alex Lawther shine in Andrew Steggall’s delicate first feature

Writer-director Andrew Steggall’s delicately woven debut feature is a coming of age drama with a difference. A sensitive, pretentious teenage boy struggles with life-changing emotional upheavals, but there is an often more intriguing parallel process in…

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