As the summer holidays end, the friendship between young teens Remy and Leo is disrupted when their classmates notice and tease them about their closeness.

"Close" is a thoughtful study of intense emotions. The most deeply felt parts of the story are told with few words, and the effect is spellbinding. The camera doesn't miss even the most subtle of feelings or reactions as the plot shifts from innocent affinity to almost inexpressible grief. The audience is tightly held by the extraordinary performances of the actors while being deeply moved by the plight of the characters. Come on and cry, cry, baby.

Anne Murphy

Limited Release 16th February 2023
Madman Entertainment 104 mins

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