french films > Leaving




Review score: * * * * *

cast: Kristin Scott Thomas, Sergi López, Yvan Attal, Bernard Blancan

year: 2010

colour: yes

certificate: -15

director: Catherine Corsini

runtime: 85

Suzanne (Kristin Scott Thomas) is a well-to-do married woman and mother in the south of France. Her idle bourgeois lifestyle gets her down and she decides to go back to work as a physiotherapist. Her husband agrees to fix up a consulting room for her in their backyard. When Suzanne and the man hired to do the building meet, the mutual attraction is sudden and violent. Suzanne decides to give up everything and live this all engulfing passion to the fullest.

As the frustrated wife prepared to risk everything for passion, Scott Thomas gives a rich, captivating performance while Corsini's skilful direction captures the subtleties of emotion and character as the story propels itself toward a shocking end.

Want the chance to win 2 tickets to see this great movie?

All you have to do is sign up to the Gate’s weekly newsletter by emailing them at with subject title 'Leaving Comp'.
Then write your name and include the following text:
'Please sign me up to the weekly Gate newsletter and enter me into the Heartbreaker competition.'

Tickets are for the screening at 6.35pm on 22nd July.

Booking information:
Book online or call the Box Office:

0871 902 5731


Comments are moderated. They are displayed after an administrator validation.


You can reload the captcha by clicking on it