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.
Friday 3 Nov. 7.30 pm
The Mowlem Theatre BH19 1DD
£9.50: £6.50 (students and under 25s)
Refreshments are available from the studio bar.
A screening of this film is also taking place at the Electric Palace in Bridport on Saturday 4 Nov at 7.30pm. Click here for the Bridport showing.
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