Close12A

Directed by Lukas Dhont | Belgium | 2022 | 1h 44m | French, Flemish & Dutch w/ English subtitles | Starring Eden Dambrine, Gustav De Waele, Émilie Dequenne, Léa Drucker, Kevin Janssens

Thirteen-year-olds Léo and Rémi are inseparable; they spend every waking moment together, playing in the fields and sleeping at each other’s houses. However as they begin a new school year, the pressures of early adolescence challenge their bond with unexpected consequences. Featuring incredibly emotional performances by its two lead actors, Lukas Dhont’s award-winning drama is a powerful coming-of-age story about male friendship, intimacy, and masculinity. Nominated for Best International Feature at this year’s Oscars.

Reviews

‘An exceptional film of empathy and vision. Director Lukas Dhont has followed up his film Girl with the tear-jerkingly sweet and tender buddy story’
★★★★★
Nicholas Barber, BBC

‘To the pantheon of films about the pains of leaving childhood behind — The 400 Blows, The Spirit of the Beehive, Rocks, The Go-Between, Boyhood et al — we should find a spot for this beautiful elegy of lost innocence’
★★★★
Philip De Semlyen, Time Out

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