Together They Go! Audio Film Review of Oscar Nominated ‘Close’

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CHICAGO – Patrick McDonald of audio film review for “Close,” one of the five nominees for Best International Feature at the upcoming 95th Oscars, written and directed by Lukas Dhont. In wide theater release in the U.S. beginning February 3rd.

Two boys, Léo (the star making performance of Eden Dambrine) and Rémi (Gustav de Waele) are best friends, idling away the summer hours in love with life and their company with each other. After that magic summer, they enter middle school, where their friendship is put under scrutiny by the alpha males, questioning the nature of their togetherness, characterizing it as gay. This affects Léo the most, and nothing will the same afterward.

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CLICK HERE for an interview with writer/director Lukas Dhont of the Oscar-nominated film “Close” by Patrick McDonald of

”Close” opens in wide release on February 3rd, including Chicago’s Music Box Theatre. Featuring Eden Dambrine, Gustav de Waele, Émilie Dequenne, Léa Drucker and Kevin Janssens. Written and directed by Lukas Dhont. Rated “PG-13” senior staff writer Patrick McDonald

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