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Close (12A)

22 March

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Audio descriptions are available for all showings of this film


  • A Autism friendly
  • C Captioned
  • D Dementia friendly


Friday 17 March, 15.20All tickets £6.50

Winner of the Grand Prix award at Cannes 2022 and nominated for Best International Feature Film at the 2023 Academy Awards, Close is an elegant, poetic and empathetic study of youth from acclaimed writer-director Lukas Dhont. Thirteen-year-olds Léo and Rémi are inseparable; best friends, as close as brothers. However as they start a new school year, the pressures of burgeoning adolescence challenge their bond with unexpected and far-reaching consequences. With incredible performances from newcomers Eden Dambrine and Gustav De Waele, Dhont’s evocative second film is a profoundly moving coming-of-age story that will have an enduring impact.

Why we love it:

'This beautiful and moving film is about an intimate childhood friendship between two boys that tragically breaks down when they begin high school. With exquisitely tender filmmaking by director Lukas Dhont, Close gets right inside the emotional experience of loss. While that makes for a film that can be quite a tough watch, it also produces a feeling of emotional solidarity and resilience, mainly in the film's perfectly-judged conclusion. With incredible performances from the two main boys, the film is also helped endlessly by its gorgeous score by Valentin Hadjadj.'

Paul Gallagher, Glasgow Film Programme Manager

★★★★ 'Growing up has rarely been as hard – or as beautiful – as in this poignant hymn to friendship and lost innocence'

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  • Director Lukas Dhont
  • Cast Eden Dambrine, Gustav De Waele, Emilie Dequenne
  • Country France
  • Year of Production 2022
  • Running Time 1h45m
  • Certificate 12A - suicide references, homophobia, upsetting scenes
  • Language French with English subtitles
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