IFI@Belltable | Close - Lime Tree Theatre

IFI@Belltable | Close

Lukas Dhont | 105 mins | 2022 | Belgium-France | Digital | Subtitled | 15A


Close focuses on best friends Léo (Eden Dambrine) and Rémi (Gustav De Waele), who are enjoying a blissful summer in rural Belgium, where Léo’s parents have a chrysanthemum farm; the preteen boys share every aspect of their lives, homes, and even a bed on their frequent sleepovers.

IFI@Belltable | Close

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On the first day of a new school term, surrounded by unfamiliar classmates, the boys cling together, prompting one well-meaning girl to ask if they are a couple. Having never considered this possibility, Léo responds defensively that they are merely ‘close, like brothers’, and from that moment, he grows distant from Rémi, shielding himself accusations of homosexuality by joining the ice hockey team, oblivious to his friend’s hurt and confusion.

Unequipped to deal with the maelstrom of new emotions caused by Léo’s sudden and unexplained rejection, Rémi grows more isolated and withdrawn. Close is a delicate, extraordinarily moving story of innocence lost.

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  • Please note, IFI@Belltable ticket price includes a booking charge.
  • Seating is unallocated for this screening.
  • No exchanges or refunds.
  • Wheelchair spaces can only be booked over the phone. Please call box office on (061) 953400 if you wish to book a wheelchair space.
  • On street parking.

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