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The screenings of Close on 6 and 8 November will include subtitles for the D/deaf and people experiencing hearing loss.

"An exceptional film of empathy and vision." - Nicholas Barber, BBC

"An intimate, quietly devastating study of childhood friendship" - Wendy Ide, Screen Daily

"It’s an elegant, beautiful, moving film" - Alissa Wilkinson, Vox

Léo and Rémi are close. They are thirteen-year-old boys who have grown up in each other’s company, completely sharing and trusting. It’s a childhood utopia, but one that can be vulnerable. Returning to school after an idyllic summer together, the boys’ friendship attracts gossip among their peers. And now with an emerging ‘image’ to protect, Léo begins to push Rémi away. The second film by Lukas Dhont (Girl, LIFF 2018) is another masterpiece of poignant naturalism and sympathy. Winner of the Grand Prix at Cannes 2022.