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Departure (2015)

Unrated | | Drama, Romance | 20 May 2016 (UK)
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A nuclear family unravels in the South of France.

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Andrew Steggall

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Andrew Steggall
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Juliet Stevenson ... Beatrice
Alex Lawther ... Elliot
Phénix Brossard ... Clément
Finbar Lynch ... Philip
Niamh Cusack ... Sally
Patrice Juiff Patrice Juiff ... François
Guillaume Tobo Guillaume Tobo ... Butcher
Danièle Catala Danièle Catala ... Woman at the Market
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Storyline

An English mother and teenage son spend a week in the South of France breaking up a summer home that has become one of the casualties of the boy's parents' crumbling marriage. Matters only become more complicated when an enigmatic local boy enters their lives.

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Drama | Romance

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Country:

UK | France

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

20 May 2016 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Ayrılış See more »

Filming Locations:

Languedoc, France

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Budget:

$1,100,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$26,448
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

In an interview Alex Lawther and Andrew Steggal admit that the dinner-scene room was so small that the entire movie-crew barely stayed. See more »

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When naming gay writers, Elliot says the name of Victor Hugo, adding that he had to wait for his mother to die to be with the person he loved, this is not true as Victor Hugo was well known for his love of women, especially prostitutes. See more »

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Catch the Wind
Written by Oliver Daldry
Performed by Oliver Daldry
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Exquisite family drama as nuclear family implodes into something more interesting
11 October 2015 | by mstewart-56634See all my reviews

Andrew Steggall's lovingly directed first feature is a breath of fresh air in the British cinema scene. What at first sight looks to be a quite familiar LGBT coming of age story is turned by Steggall and his lead actress, Juliet Stevenson, into a far deeper and more engaging story. Elliott's (Alex Lawther) discovery of his own sexuality is beautifully framed against the collapse of his parents' marriage and their discovery that their lives had been based on falsehoods that, in some sense had crept up on them unawares. This is a film that will reach out far beyond the LGBT market and should do well across the European art scene. Very finely and delicately shot in the Languedoc region of France it establishes Steggall as a truly new voice in British cinema - not just composed and assured in the medium but with a distinct aesthetic of his own. It will be fascinating to see where he goes in his next feature - surely a larger and even more ambitious project.


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