Win tickets to Close, Belgium’s Oscar nominee for Best International Feature

Winner of the Grand Jury Prize at Cannes 2022 and nominated for Best International Feature Film at the Academy Awards 2023, Lukas Dhont’s Close opens in NZ cinemas for a small nationwide release Thursday, 11 May (see here for cinema locations).

Here’s the official synopsis: Leo and Remi are 13-year-old best friends who do absolutely everything together. But when they start a new school and their closeness is put under scrutiny, their bond is suddenly, tragically torn apart. Winner of the Grand Jury Prize at the Cannes Film Festival, Belgian Lukas Dhont’s second film is an emotionally transformative and unforgettable portrait of the intersection of friendship and love, identity and independence, heartbreak and healing.


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