29 November 2023

France 2022

105 Minutes

Director: Lukas Dhont

Certificate 12A – suicide references, homophobia, upsetting scenes

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 incredible performances from newcomers Eden Dambrine and Gustav De Waele, Dhont’s evocative second film is a profoundly moving coming-of-age story that will have an enduring impact.

Festival de Cannes 2022 – Winner Grand Prix