CLOSE OPENS TO RAVE REVIEWS IN THE NETHERLANDS
Today CLOSE opens in Dutch movie theatres and the reviews are unanimously positive. Daily newspaper De Volkskrant rewarded Lukas Dhont’s drama feature with 5 stars out of five, calling it “The epitome of filming at the highest level”. Other newspapers like Algemeen Dagblad called the film “heartbreaking”, and NRC lauded the film as a “requiem for boy friendship”.
CLOSE, produced by Menuet, is the second collaboration between Lukas Dhont and Topkapi Films. His debut film GIRL won Camera d’Or at the festival of Cannes in 2018. Lukas Dhont’s triumphant march for his latest film started at the Cannes Film Festival, where it won the Grand Prix, but the film has already won prizes in Hungary, Serbia, Germany, Norway, Israel and Australia.
The film is distributed by Lumière in collaboration with Vedette, who will release CLOSE at 55 screens across The Netherlands.
CLOSE tells the story of Leo and Remi, both 13 years old and friends since forever. Until an unthinkable event drives them apart. Rattled with disbelief, Leo seeks re-approachement with Sophie, Remi’s mother. CLOSE is a film about friendship and responsibility. The young newcomers Eden Dambrine and Gustav De Waele play Leo and Remi.
Watch the trailer for CLOSE here: