“Dhont’s second film is a touching and empathetic treatment of male friendship, superbly acted and beautifully filmed.” – John Bleasdale, CINEVUE
Winner of the Grand Jury Prize at the Cannes Film Festival, Lukas Dhont’s second film is an emotionally transformative and unforgettable portrait of the intersection of friendship and love, identity and independence, and heartbreak and healing.
This coming-of-age drama follows Léo (Eden Dambrine) and Rémi (Gustav De Waele), two 13-year-old best friends whose seemingly unbreakable bond is suddenly, tragically torn apart. Struggling to understand what has happened, Léo approaches Sophie (Émilie Dequenne), Rémi’s mother.
“Close” is a film about friendship and responsibility.