DEPARTURE (15)

WHO’S IN IT?

Juliet Stevenson (Bend It Like Beckham), Alex Lawther (The Imitation Game), Phénix Brossard (The Edge), Finbar Lynch (Suffragette), Niamh Cusack (Hereafter), Patrice Juiff (French Kiss), Frederic Arsenault (film debut), Mathilde Arsenault (film debut), Danièle Catala (film debut), Guillaume Tobo (The Vanishing Point)

WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?

Andrew Steggall (film debut), director, writer; Pietro Greppi (film debut), Cora Palfrey (film debut) and Guillaume Tobo (film debut), producers; Jools Scott (film debut), composer; Brian Fawcett (Afterglow), cinematographer; Dounia Sichov (Marussia), editor

WHAT’S IT ABOUT?

Elliot (Lawther) accompanies his mother Beatrice (Stevenson) to their summer home in the South of France, where she intends to break it up as part of her disintegrating marriage. Shortly after arriving, Elliot meets a local boy named Clément (Brossard) and his growing fondness for him soon causes a rift between the already-unstable family…

IN ONE SENTENCE, WHY SHOULD YOU BE EXCITED?

Departure is an intriguing new movie from debuting filmmaker Andrew Steggall, featuring yet another standout performance by rising young actor Alex Lawther after his breakout turn in The Imitation Game.

WHEN’S IT OUT?

FRIDAY 20TH MAY 2016

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