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DepartureWhen a marriage deteriorates, an English family prepares to sell its holiday home in France. Matters only become more complicated when an enigmatic local boy enters their lives.
Actors of "Departure"
Directors of "Departure"Andrew Steggall
Creators of "Departure"Andrew Steggall
Critic Reviews of "Departure"Film InquiryMarch 12, 2017
Ultimately, Departure doesn't do anything that hasn't been done before, and what it does do isn't enough for us to overlook that.Eye for FilmAugust 07, 2016
This is water colour territory, the palette dominated by blues and greens - beautifully captured by up-and-coming DoP Brian Fawcett - Jools Scott's music subtly affecting and the mood as melancholy as rain running down a window pane.Hot PressJune 02, 2016
While theatre director Andrew Steggall's debut feature is beautifully shot, and the landscapes of southern France accentuate the elegiac tone, the drama is overwrought at times.Sunday Independent (Ireland)May 23, 2016
A little languorous in places, it's nonetheless an interesting reflection on love, loss and being honest, above all with yourself. It also looks lovely thanks to DoP Brian Fawcett.Daily Express (UK)May 22, 2016
Delicately handled and beautifully filmed Departure also boasts two deeply felt performances with Juliet Stevenson making the most of an all-too-rare leading role.Observer (UK)May 22, 2016
Finbar Lynch is affectingly spiky as the all-but-absent husband whose presence feels more like a void, but Stevenson steals the show as the woman on the verge of a nervous breakdown.Radio TimesMay 19, 2016
[A] sincere, if overly familiar tale of adolescent self-obsession and sexual confusion.GuardianMay 19, 2016
The dynamics are given plenty of time to play out in this delicate, somewhat laboured character drama, which could almost be seen as a hymn to the great British art of not really talking about stuff.Empire MagazineMay 19, 2016
A sensitive, sensual and occasionally amusing portrait of teenaged obsession with a winning turn from Lawther.Little White LiesMay 19, 2016
Simply very moving.HeyUGuysMay 18, 2016
Steggall must be commended for avoiding any sense of overt theatricalities, which is quite the achievement given the content of the narrative.
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