Close / 2022 / Belgium, Netherlands, France / 105 min
"I made this film for people who believe in love instead of fear," said director Lukas Dhont when he took over the shared Grand Prix at this
year’s Cannes film festival. Focusing on the effects of stigmatization, the similarities between hatred and love, the sensitivity of the human soul, and the power of conscience, Close is
a sumptuous and sensitive drama about two eternal friends, Leo and Remi, who are bullied at school for their close friendship. One of them
rejects the other with fatal consequences. In addition to the Grand Prix, the film has also won
the Sidney Film Prize.
The director was born on 1991 in Belgium.
Diaphana FILMS, Menuet PRODUCTIES, Topkapi FILMS, Versus PRODUCTION
Lukas DHONT, Angelo TIJSSENS
Frank VAN DEN EEDEN
Eden DAMBRINE, Gustav DE WAELE, Émilie DEQUENNE, Léa DRUCKER
Cirko Film Kft.