• Lukas Dhont
  • Belgium, France, The Netherlands
  • 2022
  • 105'
  • Close

Thirteen-year-old Léo and Rémi are best friends who spend all of their time together, playing near the magical fields of dahlias grown by Léo’s family. As the summer draws to a close, their closeness arouses the curiosity of their classmates and becomes the target of sneering remarks. Embarrassed, Léo starts to pull back from the confused Rémi and their friendship gradually deteriorates. Winner of the Cannes Grand Prix, Close is an impressive and moving coming-of-age story about male friendship by director Lukas Dhont, whose debut feature Girl (2018) was also awarded at Cannes (Camera d’Or).

Subtitles: EN, HR

Lukas Dhont

Born in Belgium in 1991. Graduated in Audiovisual Arts from the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Ghent (KASK). In 2016, he participated in the Cannes Cinéfondation Residence program with the script for his debut feature Girl (2018). The film was then shown in Un Certain Regard section at Cannes and was the Camera d’Or for Best First Feature. Close is his second narrative feature.


Lukas Dhont
Lukas Dhont, Angelo Tijssens
Eden Dambrine, Gustav De Waele, Emilie Dequenne, Léa Drucker, Kevin Janssens, Marc Weiss, Igor Van Dessel, Léon Bataille
Frank van den Eeden SBC-NSC
Alain Dessauvage
Michiel Dhont, Dirk Impens, Michel Saint-Jean, Laurette Schillings, Arnold Heslenfeld, Frans van Gestel, Jacques-Henri Bronckart
Menuet, Diaphana Films, Topkapi Films, Versus Production
Festivals & Awards
Cannes Film Festival – Grand Prix (ex aequo); Telluride Film Festival; Karlovy Vary Int'l Film Festival, BFI London Film Festival; Chicago Int'l Film Festival; Ghent Film Festival; Busan Int'l Film Festival; Sarajevo Film festival, Riga Int'l Film festival

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