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DEPARTURE

DEPARTURE

An English family prepares the sale of their holiday home in the south of France. Over one week, the teenage son, Elliot, wrestles with his burgeoning sexuality while his mother, Beatrice, confronts the end of her marriage to his father, who harbors a secret of his own. Haunted by a figure on the landscape and stirred by an enigmatic local boy who quietly enters their lives, mother and son are led to confront each other and their awakening desires. Touched by myth and landscape, Departure narrates the story of the end of a marriage, the end of childhood, and the end of an otherwise nuclear middle class family.

ANDREW STEGGALL is a British actor and director. He studied at London’s Central School of Speech and Drama and has directed various theater plays in Great Britain, Ireland, and Italy. Steggall is the director of such acclaimed short films as The Red Bike, The Door, and To the Marriage of True Minds. Departure is his first feature film. // Films (selection): The Marriage of True Minds (2010, short), Sparrow (2010, short), The Red Bike (2011, short), The Door (2012, short), Departure (2015)

Competition Fiction 2016

ANDREW STEGGALL

Great Britain / France 2015
DCP / color
109 minutes
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Screenplay
Cinematography
Brian Fawcett
Editing
Dounia Sichov
Sound
Tom Drew
Music
Jools Scott
Cast
Juliet Stevenson, Alex Lawther, Phénix Brossard, Finbar Lynch
Producers
Pietro Greppi (Motion Group Pictures, GB), Guillaume Tobo (Connectic Studio, FR), Cora Palfrey (Amaro Films, GB)

Production

Motion Group Pictures
293 Westbourne Park Road
London W11 1EE, Great Britain
pietro@motiongrouppictures.com
www.motiongrouppictures.com
World Sales

Mongrel Media
1352 Dundas St. West
Toronto, ON, M6J 1Y2, Canada
charlotte@mongrelmedia.com
www.mongrelmedia.com

Festivals
Pascale Ramonda
91 rue de Ménilmontant
75020 Paris, France
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www.pascaleramonda.com

Rechte für Österreich / Austrian Rights
Salzgeber & Co.
Prinzessinnenstraße 29
10969 Berlin, Germany
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www.salzgeber.de

Weltpremiere / World Premiere
Dinard British Film Festival 2015

Internat. Premiere / International Premiere
Rome Film Fest – Alice in the City 2015

Premierenstatus / Premiere Status
Austrian Premiere