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Dates and Time
Saturday, 4th March, 2023, 8.30pm
Wednesday 8th March 2023, 7.30pm
Thursday, 16th March, 2023, 7.30pm
Sunday 19th March 2023, 8.30pm
Thursday, 23rd March, 2023, 7.30pm
Saturday 25th March 2023, 5.30pm
Friday, 31st March, 2023, 8.30pm
Winner of the Grand Prix award at Cannes 2022 and selected as the Belgian entry for the 2023 Academy Awards, CLOSE is an elegant, poetic and empathetic study of youth from acclaimed writer-director Lukas Dhont.
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.
Thirteen-year-olds Léo and Rémi are inseparable; they spend every waking moment together, racing each other on their bikes, staying at each other’s houses and playing in the surrounding fields. The older they get, the closer their bond becomes. However as they start a new school year, the pressures of burgeoning adolescence challenge their relationship with unexpected and far-reaching consequences.
With incredibly authentic and emotional performances from newcomers Eden Dambrine and Gustav De Waele, Dhont’s latest film 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 depiction of intimacy and masculinity that is sure to have an enduring impact.
“Explores the fragile world of childhood bonds” – The Hollywood Reporter
★★★★★ “An exceptional film of empathy and vision” – BBC
★★★★★ “Miraculously subtle” – The Telegraph
★★★★★ “Touching and empathetic” – CineVue
★★★★ “A quiet gem of a film… Sensitive, graceful and impeccably restrained” Total Film
★★★★ “Eden Dambrine and Rémi Gustav de Waele are a revelation” – Radio Times