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Synopsis

The intense friendship between two thirteen-year old boys Leo and Remi suddenly gets disrupted. Struggling to understand what has happened, Léo approaches Sophie, Rémi's mother. "Close" is a film about friendship and responsibility.

Cast

  • Eden Dambrine
  • Gustav De Waele
  • Émilie Dequenne
  • Léa Drucker
  • Léon Bataille
  • Kevin Janssens
  • Igor Van Dessel
  • Marc Weiss

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Metacritic

80
Jan 23, 2023

What Dhont understands, in short, is how kinetic the rites of passage are—how growing pains are expressed not in words, however therapeutic, but in rushes of activity.

Anthony Lane
The New Yorker
100
Jun 10, 2022

Dhont’s second film is a touching and empathetic treatment of male friendship, superbly acted and beautifully filmed.

Metacritic review by John Bleasdale
John Bleasdale
CineVue
67
Jun 1, 2022

Embracing Close will depend on how willing you are to forgive the filmmaker for overriding some nuances he’s established, compared to the insightful things he’s able to say when not aiming to emotionally provoke us.

Metacritic review by David Katz
David Katz
The Film Stage