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DEPARTURE

Director: Andrew Steggall

109 mins, UK, 2015, Digital


This film was released 20th May 2016, and is no longer screening.

Beatrice (Juliet Stevenson) and her 15-year-old son Elliot (Alex Lawther) have come to their secluded retreat in the south of France not for a vacation but to clear it out for imminent sale – the house has for Beatrice become a symbol of her recently failed marriage. A typically self-absorbed teenager, Elliot prefers to wander in the surrounding idyllic woods than assist his mother, and it is there that he spies handsome bilingual Clement (Phénix Brossard) skinny-dipping in the local reservoir and is immediately besotted. Nuanced performances and
a delicately achieved tone make Andrew Steggall’s debut feature an endearing portrait of unrequited young love. (Notes by David O’Mahony.)

AD PNG Audio Description (AD) will be available on all screenings.

There will be Open Captioned (OC) screenings on May 23rd (15.45)
and 26th (18.30).  Visit www.ifi .ie/accessible-screenings for more information.

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