Dir: Lukas Dhont | Belgium, Netherlands, France | 2022 | 104 mins
Cast | Eden Dambrine, Gustav de Waele, Emilie Dequenne, Léa Drucker
A loving friendship between two young boys is irrevocably disrupted in Girl director Lukas Dhont’s heart-breaking coming-of-age drama.
13-year-old best friends Léo (Eden Dambrine) and Rémi (Gustav De Waele) are inseparable – so close, their parents treat them like brothers. But when they start high school and become self-conscious around their peers, their relationship deteriorates, tearing them suddenly and irrevocably apart.
Evocative and sensitive, Dhont’s direction captures the indelibly painful moment when childhood friendships become contingent, when the outside world and its judgements begin to intrude in previously exquisitely trusting relationships. Beautifully performed by newcomers Dambrine and De Waele and by Léa Drucker and Émilie Dequenne as the boys’ mothers, Close explores the profound reach of teen friendships and the vulnerability of boys who fall foul of codes of youthful masculinity.
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