The intense friendship between two thirteen-year old boys Leo and Remi suddenly gets disrupted. Struggling to understand what has happened, Leo approaches Sophie, Remi’s mother. Close is a film about friendship and responsibility.
Alain Dessauvage, the editor of the film, will attend Q/A’s at the Stockfish Open Talks.

Nominated for the Oscars for the Best Foreign Film 2023.

Winner of the Grand Prix Jury Prize at the Cannes Film Festival 2022.

Nominated as the best European film at the European Film Awards 2022.

“Dambrine’s performance is by some distance one of the most extraordinary by a child his age I’ve ever seen: tempered, tightly wound, as truthful as a flower.”
Leslie Felperin. Financial Times.

“If you find it cathartic to sob over well-drawn characters, this sad tale is within hugging distance of being an absolute joy.”
Charlotte O’Sullivan. London Evening Standard


  • 24th of March 18:30 Q&A
  • 25th of March 19:00 Q&A
  • 1st of April 17:00
Lukas Dhont
105 min