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Lukas Dhont |Belgium/ Netherlands |2022 |105min
Language: French with English subtitles Rating: PG Cast: Eden Dambrine, Gustav De Waele, Émilie Dequenne, Léa Drucker


March 15:5:00 pm, 7:10 pmMarch 16:5:00 pm, 7:10 pm

Academy Award Nominee

An unspeakably tender story about young friendship and grief, Lukas Dhont’s Close is the story of Rémi (Gustav De Waele) and Leo (an extraordinary Eden Dambrine), two young teens who have been best friends since childhood. They spend nights at one another’s house and say they are closer than brothers. But when Leo is made to feel self-conscious about their relationship by classmates, who ask if they are a couple, he starts to push Rémi away. Incredibly understated and finely realized, Close makes use of silence and nearly imperceptible facial expression, exploring the kinds of emotions and desires that young teens often feel but rarely understand. It’s an elegant, beautiful, moving film.

“Close is artistically ambitious. Like a cinematic symphony, a musical piece in perfect harmony, not a note out of place.”—National Herald (India)

“An exceptional film of empathy and vision.”—BBC.com

“A picture which is intimate in scope but which packs a considerable emotional wallop.”—Screen International

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