MUBI, the global distributor, streaming service and production company, is pleased to announce that Lukas Dhont’s intimate and beautifully moving feature Close will open theatrically in the UK and Ireland on 3 March 2023 and will stream exclusively on MUBI from 21 April 2023.
The film, which won the Grand Prix at this year’s Cannes FIlm Festival and is nominated for Best European Film, Director, Actor and Screenwriter at the 2022 European Film Awards and Best International Independent Film at the 2022 British Independent Film Festival, was also submitted as Belgium’s pick for Best International Feature Film at the 95th Academy Awards®.
The intense friendship between two thirteen-year old boys, Leo and Remi, suddenly getsdisrupted. Struggling to understand what has happened, Leo approaches Sophie, Remi’s mother. Close is a film about friendship and responsibility.
Close received its UK premiere at the BFI London Film Festival 2022 and will be released in UK & Irish cinemas on 3 March 2023 and on MUBI on 21 April 2023.