Departure


Synopsis

An English mother and her teenage son spend a week preparing the sale of their remote holiday house in the South of France. Fifteen-year-old Elliot struggles with his dawning sexuality and an increasing alienation from his mother, Beatrice. She in turn is confronted by the realisation that her marriage to his father, Philip, has grown loveless and the life she knows is coming to an end. When an enigmatic local teenager, Clément, quietly enters their lives, both mother and son are compelled to confront their desires and, finally, each other. Departure is an intimate story beginning at dawn on the first day and ending at night on the sixth, charting the end of a summer, the end of a childhood and the end of an otherwise nuclear, middleclass family.
Production Status: Complete
Original Languages: English, French
Genre: Drama|GLBT
Running Time: 109
Year: 2015

CREDITS

CAST
Juliet Stevenson ()
Alex Lawther ()
Phénix Brossard ()
Finbar Lynch ()
DIRECTED BY
Andrew Steggall

PHOTOS

Alex Lawther as Elliot in DEPARTURE. Courtesy of Mongrel International.
Alex Lawther as Elliot and Phénix Brossard as Clément in DEPARTURE. Courtesy of Mongrel International.
Juliet Stevenson as Beatrice and Alex Lawther as Elliot in DEPARTURE. Courtesy of Mongrel International.