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Director(s)Lukas Dhont
Writer(s)Lukas Dhont, Angelo Tijssens
LanguageDutch, French, Flemish
CountryBelgium, Netherlands, France
Running Time1HR 45MINS
Extra InfoEnglish subtitles
SeasonMain Programme

Winner of the Grand Prix award at Cannes 2022 and nominated for Best International Feature Film at the 2023 Academy Awards, Close is an elegant, poetic and empathetic study of youth from acclaimed writer-director Lukas Dhont.

Thirteen-year-olds Léo and Rémi are inseparable; best friends, as close as brothers. However as they start a new school year, the pressures of burgeoning adolescence challenge their bond with unexpected and far-reaching consequences.

With incredibly authentic and emotional performances from newcomers Eden Dambrine and Gustav De Waele, Dhont’s latest film is as evocative as it is visually stunning, set against the rich landscape of the Belgian countryside.

A powerful coming of age story, this profoundly moving portrait of male friendship offers a depiction of intimacy and masculinity that is sure to have an enduring impact.

★★★★ "Eden Dambrine and Rémi Gustav De Waele are a revelation" - Radio Times

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