Close (2022) joint Grand Prix | Cannes Film Festival 2022

May 27th, 2022
Author: Meredith Taylor

Dir: Lucas Dhont | Cast: Eden Dambrine, Gustave De Waele, Emilie Dequenne, Kevin Janssens, Igor Van Dessel, Marc Weiss, Léa Drucker, Marc Weiss, Leon Bataille | Drama | 103’

A straightforward but emotionally rich and resplendent second feature from this Belgian director who won the Camera d’Or for best debut feature with Girl and the Grand Prix at Cannes 2022 with Close. Love and loss are explored through two teenage boys Remi (Gustave De Waele) and Leo (Eden Dambrine) whose budding relationship enters troubled waters when they hit puberty, to say more would spoil the plot. But what shines out here are the stunning settings and cinematography and the memorable performances particularly from Eden Dambrine who clearly has a promising career ahead of him. MT

CANNES FILM FESTIVAL | joint Grand Prix winner 2022

 

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