UK Cinema Release: May 20th 2016
Country of Origin: UK/France
Director: Andrew Steggall
Cast: Juliet Stevenson, Alex Lawther, Phenix Brossard, Niamh Cusack, Patrick Juiff and Finbar Lynch

Juliet Stevenson (Truly Madly Deeply, Bend It Like Beckham, The Village) and Alex Lawther (The Imitation Game, X&Y) star in this new British drama about a mother and son ? both of whom are coming of age in their own ways.

Stevenson plays Beatrice, an independent and strong willed woman in midst of starting again. She is in the middle of a separation from her husband and is trying to work out how to live life on her own terms. Together with her son, Elliot (Lawther) they have come to their holiday home in the French countryside where they are getting ready to pack up and sell the house. Whilst on the trip, Elliot meets the handsome French bad boy, Clement (Brossard) and he begins to work through the dawning of his own sexuality and alienation from his mother.

DEPARTURE looks to force both mother and son to confront their own desires and in turn each other. This is a beautiful and poetic story, which takes advantage of the French setting and is filled with stunningly beautiful moments both in the script and on screen.

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