Departure (2015)

Juliet Stevenson and Alex Lawther star in this drama about a mother and son, both ‘coming of age’ on their own transformative journeys.

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Synopsis

Elliot, a sensitive adolescent who writes romantic poetry, and his mother Beatrice, who is attempting to come to terms with the break-up of her marriage, travel to their holiday home in rural southern France for one final time before they sell it. When he strikes up an unlikely friendship with Clément, a handsome and friendly local boy, Elliot sees the potential for love. But his mother struggles to connect with her son and appears to resent his newfound friend.

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