Tender and touching coming-of-age drama by Lukas Dhont (Girl) about two inseparable friends who are driven apart by a seemingly innocent event.

Please note that this film is in Dutch and French, with Dutch subtitles.
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Lukas Dhont follows up his award-winning debut GIRL with a delicate story about the close friendship between two thirteen-year-old boys. We get to know Léo and Rémi on a summer’s day in the Belgian countryside: bathing in golden light, they race their cycles through the flower fields. But then a new school year begins. When a few classmates make joking remarks about their close friendship, it causes uncertainty, especially for Léo.

In his debut film GIRL (2018), about a young transgender ballerina, Lukas Dhont delivered an impressive calling card. Its successor CLOSE is just as hypnotically beautiful, intimate and moving. It is a sensuous, lyrical film that draws you into the fragile world of insecure teenage boys, with incredibly naturalistic acting by a very young cast. The film had its world premiere at the Festival de Cannes, where it was awarded the Grand Prize of the Jury.

Lukas Dhont, Belgium, Netherlands, France, 2022, 105 min. Dutch & French spoken, Dutch subtitles. With Eden Dambrine, Gustav De Waele, Émilie Dequenne, Léa Drucker, Léon Bataille.