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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).
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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.