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Directed by Lukas Dhont
Belgium, Netherlands, 2022
Drama

Synopsis

Thirteen-year-olds Leo and Remi are inseparable; they spend every waking moment together, playing in the flower fields and sleeping at each other’s houses. However as they start a new school year, the pressures of early adolescence challenge their bond with unexpected and far-reaching consequences.

Synopsis

Thirteen-year-olds Leo and Remi are inseparable; they spend every waking moment together, playing in the flower fields and sleeping at each other’s houses. However as they start a new school year, the pressures of early adolescence challenge their bond with unexpected and far-reaching consequences.

Our take

Both a Cannes prizewinner and Oscar® nominee for Best International Film, the exquisitely acted Close evokes the fragile beauty of boyhood. Set among the flower fields of the Belgian countryside, Lukas Dhont’s profoundly empathetic look at adolescent intimacy reveals the trappings of masculinity.