An English mother and teenage son spend a week in the South of France breaking up a summer home that has become one of the casualties of the boy's parents' crumbling marriage. Matters only become more complicated when an enigmatic local boy enters their lives.
In an interview Alex Lawther and Andrew Steggal admit that the dinner-scene room was so small that the entire movie-crew barely stayed. See more »
When naming gay writers, Elliot says the name of Victor Hugo, adding that he had to wait for his mother to die to be with the person he loved, this is not true as Victor Hugo was well known for his love of women, especially prostitutes. See more »
Catch the Wind
Written by Oliver Daldry
Performed by Oliver Daldry See more »
Wonderful piece of cinema
Last year there was only one film that completely shocked me, that put in turmoil the brain and heart, occupying a place for a very long time. It was MOMMY, by Xavier Dolan. DEPARTURE had a similar effect on me. It's a small film, independent, a debut. And perhaps for all these three reasons, there is an urgency so sincere to tell this story to make its strength and its power literally unstoppable. DEPARTURE is a wonderful piece of cinema, which reveals a great director of the future. Powerful, bright, completely honest. Well written, well directed, well played. It comes from the heart. And it goes to the heart.
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