I’m delighted to announce that Departure – my debut feature film collaboration with Andrew Steggall – is now available to pre-order on Amazon. The official release date is 26th September 2016. You can pre-order Departure DVD on Amazon via this text link.
What The Critics Say
“Stevenson steals the show as the woman on the verge of a nervous breakdown” – Mark Kermode, The Observer.
Beatrice (Juliet Stevenson, Bend it like Beckham) and her teenage son Elliot (Alex Lawther, The Imitation Game) spend a week packing up the contents of their remote holiday house in the South of France. Fifteen-year-old Elliot struggles with his sexuality and she in turn is confronted by the realisation that her marriage is coming to an end. When an enigmatic local teenager, Clément (Phénix Brossard) enters their lives, both mother and son are compelled to confront their desires and finally, each other.
DEPARTURE is an intimate story beginning at dawn on the first day and ending at night on the sixth day, charting the end of a summer, the end of a childhood and the end of an otherwise nuclear middleclass family.
“It is beautifully filmed, announcing Steggall as an exciting new voice in British cinema” – The List
“Hormones are raging in this beautifully shot, quietly involving character study powered by an excellent turn from Lawther’”– Empire
Departure has played at film festivals all over the world, including:
Glasgow Film Festival
Festival Internacional de Cine en Guadalajara
BFI London FLARE
Melbourne Queer Film Festival
Wicked Queer Film Festival, Boston
Belfast Film Festival
Crossing Europe Film Festival, Linz, Austria
Inside Out, Toronto
Festival du Film Comantique, Cabourg
OUTFEST, Los Angeles
Two Riversides Festival, Kazimierz Dolny
Festival du Film Britannique de Dinard
BFI London Film Festival
Rome Film Festival, Alice Nella Citta
Film Festival Gent
Palm Springs International Film Festival
Borderlines Film Festival, UK
Goteborg Film Festival
British Council Film Festival, Belgrade
Mardi Gras Film Festival, Sydney
Dublin International Film Festival
Pre-order Departure DVD
The perfect Christmas stocking filler for film lovers, pre-order Departure DVD on Amazon now via this text link.