(France, 1995), 14 min., 35 mm, b/w
Cast and production team
Director of photography
Director of production
Bernard Tissier, Christophe Arthus
Marie-Anne de la Palme, Les Films du Grillon
Awards won by Immediate Departure
1996 Prix spécial du jury, Festival de Clermond Ferrand.
Grand prix Canal +, Festival de Cabourg.
Prix de la jeunesse, Festival de Nancy.
Prix Eddie Constantine, Festival international de Tours.
Grand prix, Festival de Vendome.
Golden Orange, Festival d'Ankara.
Nominated by Unifrance for the Yokohama Festival
Thomas BriatBorn in Paris in 1962, Thomas graduated from L'Institut des Hautes Études Cinématographiques (the French national film school). After working for several years as an assistant director on many full-length films, he worked with Frédéric Mitterand as a director on various documentaries such as The Lovers of the Century (Fellini-Massina, Bogart-Bacall, Aragon-Elsa). Départ Immédiat is his first short film produced after graduation. At the present time, he is working on the script of his first full-length film.
Filmography (short films)
La chambre noire, 27 min.
L'ombre blanche, 15 min.
Départ immédiat, 14 min.
Shutter, 4 min.
Director's synopsis of Immediate DepartureWho has never dreamed of approaching a total stranger in the street, with an irrational intuition that it could be the man or the woman of your life? This film is the story of someone who tried to make this dream come true...