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Academy Award® nominated for Best International Feature Film
Thirteen-year-olds Léo and Rémi 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. Winner of the Grand Jury Prize at the Cannes Film Festival and nominated for Best International Feature by the Academy Awards, 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.
“A moving and often sublime piece of small-scale filmmaking, told with uncommon empathy.” —Leah Greenblatt, Entertainment Weekly “An exquisitely calibrated study of the inchoate impulses and gestures that make up so much of human experience…. Dhont tells a familiar story in what feels like a fresh and urgently new way, with sensitivity, sadness and promising glimmers of hope.” —Ann Hornaday, Washington Post “It's hard to imagine anyone seeing CLOSE without being rocked by his tremendous empathy and vision. At the age of 31, [Dhont] is already an exceptional filmmaker, and this is an exceptional film.” —Nicholas Barber, BBC