SECOND CHANCE CINEMA: CLOSE
Our Second Chance Cinema programming for March gives you the opportunity to (re)visit a number of Oscar-nominated or winning films. Lukas Dhont’s second feature Close is a heartbreaking tale of boyhood friendship turned sour.
Winner of the Grand Prix award at Cannes 2022 and nominated for Best International Feature Film at 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; 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. With incredible performances from newcomers Eden Dambrine and Gustav De Waele, Dhont’s evocative second film is a profoundly moving coming of age story that will have an enduring impact.