Stafford Film Theatre: Close
Lukas Dhont / Belgium, France, The Netherlands 2022 / 104 min / Cert 12A / subtitles
Both a Cannes prizewinner and Oscar nominee for Best International Film, this exquisitely acted production evokes the fragile beauty of boyhood. Léo and Rémi are two 13-year old boys who are so close that 'best friends' hardly seems to describe their bond, On starting secondary school, their schoolmates' prying questions about their friendship make Léo uncomfortable, leading him to distance himself from Rémi. Eden Dambrine plays Léo with wondrous sensitivity, while Gustav de Waele's performance as Rémi is heartbreaking, Set among the flower fields of the Belgian countryside, Lukas Dhont's profoundly empathetic look at adolescent intimacy reveals the trappings of masculinity.
The film is shown in the main auditorium of The Gatehouse Theatre, Stafford on Tuesday 3rd October. The programme starts at 7.30pm and the main feature at 7.45pm.
Concessions (full time students and over 60s) £8.50*
Full price £9.50*
*All prices include The Gatehouse's booking fee of £2.00 per ticket.
The Gatehouse Theatre, Eastgate Street, Stafford, Staffordshire ST16 2LT
Tue 3 October