Director: Lukas Dhont
Starring: Eden Dambrine, Gustav de Waele, Émilie Dequenne
Drama | Belgium | 2022
1 hr 44 mins | Subtitles
Close reveals that the conventions of male relationships can be beyond painful. Rémi and Léo are inseparable. They hang out together and play together all the time. Physical, joyful and innocent, their relationship embraces every aspect of their young lives. Their schoolmates gradually suggest that they are a “couple” and Leo withdraws from Rémi, blanks him in the playground and adopts more macho interests. For Rémi, Léo’s sudden decision to break up with him is beyond catastrophic. There’s no doubting the force of this sad story. Close is an unforgettable and important piece of modern cinema.
Saturday 4 Nov. 7.30pm
Electric Palace, Bridport DT6 3NY
This film is also showing at the Mowlem Theatre in Swanage on Friday 3rd November. Click here for tickets for the Swanage showing.