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Departure 2015 15

109 mins United Kingdom Director. Andrew Steggall

Elliot (Alex Lawther) is a wispy dreamer who, with his mother Beatrice (Juliet Stevenson), is packing up their French country house in preparation to sell it. At the local village bar where he writes poetry, he eyes up the rough beauty of local boy Clément, who works on his motorbike. Clément is as natural as Elliot is awkward and they strike up an unlikely friendship.

Longing, loneliness, nostalgia for a sense of family that may have never existed permeate this delicate first feature from British debut director Andrew Steggall. It’s a fine, elegantly crafted debut with Alex Lawther (X+Y, The Imitation Game) impressing as a major British star in the making.

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Directed by

Andrew Steggall

Featuring

Phénix Brossard

Alex Lawther

Juliet Stevenson

Genres

Drama

Collection

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Certificate

15 strong language, strong sex

Released

2015

Country

United Kingdom

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