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Queerguru’s Andrew Hebden reviews LUKAS DHONT’s ‘wounding masterpiece’ CLOSE at BFI London Film Festival

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  On a film that loosely follows the seasons, to say that Lukas Dhont’s Close might make you weep is as inevitable as saying winter might follow autumn. The emotions are so finely evoked in this masterful coming of age drama they could have been drawn with an eyelash. 13-year-olds Leo (Eden Dambrine) and Remi … Continue reading



First glimpse of Cannes Grand Prix Winner CLOSE : a remarkably tender coming-of-age story from Lukas Dhont

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  This trailer for CLOSE from A24  Films landed in Queerguru’s intray the morning and went straight on to our MUST SEE List.  Not because it has just won this year’s CANNES GRAND PRIX  (ad rave reviews) but because we were immediately drawn into this remarkable tender and touching coming-of-age story. Leo and Remi are … Continue reading



GIRL : Lukas Dhont’s Award Winning Cannes Debut

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  One of the best received feature film debuts at the Cannes Film Festival was Belgian writer/director Lukas Dhont whose film Girl picked up both Caméra d’Or award, for best first feature film, as well as the Queer Palm. It is the  transitioning story of teenage Lala (Victor Polster) who has always dreamed of being a ballerina … Continue reading




The Salesman

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Ever since writer/director Asghar Farhadi became the first Iranian filmmaker to win a Oscar and a Golden Globe in 2011 for his stunning movie A Separation, he has continued to helm compelling dramas of domestic discord that show the uneasiness of women’s roles in contemporary Iranian society. The Salesman starts very dramatically with the impending collapse … Continue reading



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