‘Close’ This Boy’s Life Oscar-nominated drama.

  • ‘Close’ This Boy’s Life Oscar-nominated drama.

    Posted by outdoorsguy on January 27, 2023 at 10:56 am

    <b data-testid=”headline”>‘Close’ Review: This Boy’s Life

    Friendship and tragedy go hand in hand in Lukas Dhont’s delicate, Oscar-nominated drama.

    “Close” begins in an idyll of childhood friendship, with two boys at play — running through fields of flowers, riding bicycles and inventing games, inexhaustibly happy in each other’s company. To say that Léo (Eden Dambrine) and Rémi (Gustav De Waele), who live in a rural area in the French-speaking part of Belgium, are inseparable would be to risk understatement. They’re like a single organism, a tangle of growing limbs and lazy daydreams.

    The boys, in the early throes of adolescence, face new feelings and social pressures. Before, it wasn’t necessary to define or defend their relationship, but now it has come under scrutiny in an atmosphere of casual homophobia and the enforcement, both subtle and crude, of gender norms and expectations.


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