Lucas Dhant ‘Close’ – Makes his second appearance in the ear with time

Lucas Dhont’s ear debut was also his debut feature, Girl, Which ran in 2018 on the Uncertain Regard. A stunning start for the young Belgian, the movie brought him the Camera d’Or and countless other awards. Now, four years later, Dhont is back in the ear with his follow-up, OffWhich put him in the main competition.

“It sounds incredible,” Dhont said of graduating from Lumiere Theater. “Of course, we had an amazing journey GirlBut we feel Off It’s more personal and public. “It’s a little nerve-wracking. It’s a personal film to me that it’s something to share on that scale.”

Off It centers on two 13-year-old boys who have been friends forever That close friendship is broken when something happens in their life that changes its course. Dhont describes the movie as “a deep connection and the weakness and masculinity of friendship”.

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He was inspired when he returned to Belgium.Girl And recalls the story of her first friendship and love. “I feel compelled to discover and explore male friendship. The intimacy of male friendship I didn’t see on screen as much as I wanted. It seems that friendship determines who we are, maybe more than our other relationships. “

Looking back Girl, The story of a 15-year-old girl born in the body of a boy, who dreams of becoming a ballerina, and the controversy that has given rise to it কিছু some trans critics have called it irresponsible-Dhont calls it a learning experience. “I try to do everything in my life honestly, and I love and respect who I am and who I am, and I have equal respect for people’s opinions. I think dialogue is very important to me. In the end, it was an experience where I gained a lot of maturity. “

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