De film

Close

Close tells the story of 13-year-old friends Léo and Rémi, who are inseparable. Yet a seemingly innocuous event is enough to drive them apart.

Tijd: 105 min
Land: België, Frankrijk, Nederland
Taal: Frans, Nederlands
Ondertiteling: English
Cast: Eden Dambrine, Gustav De Waele, Émilie Dequenne, Léa Drucker, Léon Bataille, Kevin Janssens, Igor van Dessel, Marc Weiss
Regisseur: Lukas Dhont
Release Date: 2022

Omschrijving

Close is the second film by Belgian director Lukas Dhont. The film won the prestigious Grand Prix at the Cannes Film Festival 2022, received a standing ovation, and garnered rave reviews from the press. Close has now been sold to more than 100 countries and will be released in theatres worldwide this fall. Cinecitta is proud to present it as a special premiere on the opening night of 013 CIFF 2022.

Close tells the story of 13-year-old friends Léo and Rémi, who are inseparable. Yet a seemingly innocuous event is enough to drive them apart. With a minimum of dialogue, the film shows how little it takes to break an unshakable bond and how far-reaching the consequences can be. Close is grand in its subtlety; it is both moving and powerful at the same time. “Dhont’s layered, exquisitely shot work, which covers a whole year of changing seasons, is about…betrayal, shame, denial, love and eventually healing and growth… Stunning.”—Leslie Felperin, The Hollywood Reporter