Close, dir. Lukas Dhont, Belgium / France / Netherlands 2022, 105 min., French & Dutch with English subtitles, 12A
Thirteen-year-olds Léo and Rémi are inseparable; they spend every waking moment together, racing each other on their bikes, playing in the fields that surround their homes, and sleeping at each other’s houses. They are 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 authentic and emotional performances from newcomers Eden Dambrine and Gustav De Waele, the latest film by Lukas Dhont (Girl) 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 nuanced depiction of intimacy and masculinity.
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