Maine Film Center, 93 Main Street, Waterville, Maine
All showtimes canceled Tuesday, March 14 The honors for Close just keep coming: Winner of the Grand Jury Prize at the Cannes Film Festival, Lukas Dhont's second film is also one of this year’s Oscar nominees for Best International Film. It’s an emotionally transformative and unforgettable portrait of the intersection of friendship and love, identity and independence, of heartbreak and healing. Leo and Remi are two thirteen-year-old best friends, whose seemingly unbreakable bond is suddenly, tragically torn apart by the larger forces of culture and gender. “It’s clear from the beauty and rawness of Close that we’re long overdue for something exploring the closeness between young men”—Amil Nazi, Globe and Mail. In French with English subtitles. Daily at 5:00; also Sat. and Sun. at 12:05 This film is eligible for theYouth Arts Access Fund.