DEPARTURE

By Andrew STEGGALL

CONNECTIC STUDIO - as PROD

Drama - Completed 2015

SCREENING 19 May 2017 - 3.30 pm - Palais Lumière (H)
A mother and her teenage son spend a week packing up the contents of the family’s remote holiday house in the South of France. Sixteen year old Elliot struggles with his dawning sexuality and an increasing alienation from his mother, Beatrice.

Festivals
& Awards

Dinard British FF 2015
2 special mentions
BFI London FF 2015
"Stars of tomorrow" - Alex Lawther
Rome FF 2015
Alice Nella Cita / official competition
Gent IFF 2015
Brighton 2015
Prague Fabiofest 2016
Serbie - British FiIm Festival 2016
Goteborg IFF 2016
    • Year of production
    • 2015
    • Genres
    • Drama, First film, LGBT
    • Countries
    • UNITED KINGDOM
    • Languages
    • ENGLISH, FRENCH
    • Budget
    • 0.6 - 1 M$
    • Duration
    • 108 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Andrew STEGGALL
    • Writer(s)
    • Andrew STEGGALL
    • Producer(s)
    • Guillaume TOBO (Connectic Studio), Pietro GREPPI (MGP ltd), Cora PALFREY (Amaro Films)
    • Synopsis
    • SCREENING 19 May 2017 - 3.30 pm - Palais Lumière (H)
      A mother and her teenage son spend a week packing up the contents of the family’s remote holiday house in the South of France. Sixteen 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. In the near-by village a touring theatre prepare their play based on the myth of a water-nymph who yearns for love. While Elliot seeks out the identity of a strange “figure on the landscape”, an enigmatic local teenager, Clément, quietly compels both mother and son to confront their needs 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.
    • Partners & financing
    • Connectic Studio, Motion Group Pictures, Amaro Films, Peccadillo Distribution, BFI award
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