#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – An English mother and teenage son spend a week in the South of France breaking up a summer home that has become one of the casualties of the boy’s parents’ crumbling marriage. Matters only become more complicated when an enigmatic local boy enters their lives.
Plot: An English mother and her teenage son spend a week preparing the sale of their remote holiday house in the South of France. Fifteen-year-old Elliot struggles with his dawning sexuality and an increasing alienation from his mother, Beatrice. She in turn is confronted by the realisation that her marriage to his father, Philip, has grown loveless and the life she knows is coming to an end. When an enigmatic local teenager, Clément, quietly enters their lives, both mother and son are compelled to confront their desires and, finally, each other.
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A powerful yet subtle film
Not many directors start their full-length future film careers with powerful films. The few examples I can think of include Jean-Luc Godard with his ‘À bout de soufflé’ (‘Breathless’), Alejandro González Iñárritu’s ‘Amores Perros’, Gus van Sant’s ‘Mala Noche’, Larry Clark’s ‘Kids’ and Xavier Dolan’s ‘I killed my mother’ (‘J’ai tué ma mère’). And now there is another one on my list: Andrew Steggall’s ‘Departure’.
Elliot (Alex Lawther) and his mother Beatrice (Juliet Stevenson) are vacating their holiday home in the south of France. As they are packing, a picture unfolds. Once happy times don’t seem so happy anymore. Could the absent husband be part of the problem? It is not that simple. We gradually get to know the mother and her son. Beatrice’s life is slowly crumbling away, while Elliot, on the other hand, seems to be living in his own world. Elliot meets a French lad, Clément (Phénix Brossard) a few years older than him and develops a crush on him. Both boys have issues to deal with, influencing their friendship. When Elliot’s dad arrives, matters come to a point.
This film has several strong points: The cinematography by Brian Fawcett is outstanding, be it of the forest and river landscapes, or indoor scenes. I found the acting excellent; special mention must be made of the powerful performances of Juliet Stevenson and Alex Lawther. My only negative comment is that the editing could have been a tad tighter, particularly regarding the underwater footage that seems to be over-emphasized. This is only a minor issue and has no serious impact on this rewarding film. I am looking forward to Andrew Seggall’s next film. I score ‘Departure’ an excellent 8/10.
Exquisite family drama as nuclear family implodes into something more interesting
Andrew Steggall’s lovingly directed first feature is a breath of fresh air in the British cinema scene. What at first sight looks to be a quite familiar LGBT coming of age story is turned by Steggall and his lead actress, Juliet Stevenson, into a far deeper and more engaging story. Elliott’s (Alex Lawther) discovery of his own sexuality is beautifully framed against the collapse of his parents’ marriage and their discovery that their lives had been based on falsehoods that, in some sense had crept up on them unawares. This is a film that will reach out far beyond the LGBT market and should do well across the European art scene. Very finely and delicately shot in the Languedoc region of France it establishes Steggall as a truly new voice in British cinema – not just composed and assured in the medium but with a distinct aesthetic of his own. It will be fascinating to see where he goes in his next feature – surely a larger and even more ambitious project.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 49 min (109 min)
Genre Drama, Romance
Director Andrew Steggall
Writer Andrew Steggall
Actors Juliet Stevenson, Alex Lawther, Phénix Brossard
Country United Kingdom, France
Awards 4 wins & 7 nominations
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Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Camera Arri Alexa
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