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.

Director's Biography
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
109 minutes
Screenplay Andrew Steggall
Cinematography Brian Fawcett
Editing Dounia Sichov
Sound/Sounddesign Tom Drew
Music Jools Scott
With Juliet Stevenson, Alex Lawther, Phénix Brossard, Finbar Lynch
Producer(s) Pietro Greppi (Motion Group Pictures, GB), Guillaume Tobo (Connectic Studio, FR), Cora Palfrey (Amaro Films, GB)
Motion Group Pictures 293 Westbourne Park Road London W11 1EE Great Britain
Rechte für Österreich / Austrian Rights
Salzgeber & Co.
Prinzessinnenstraße 29
10969 Berlin, Germany

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