What unites us can sometimes irrevocably divide us. An emotional portrait of one special bond.

Belgium, Netherlands, France 2022
  • Czech
105 min.
  • This film is available in the following territories: Czechia.

Thirteen-year-old Rémi and Léo are inseparable friends. They spend all their free time together, fight imaginary battles, try to outdo each other on their bikes in the fields, and sleep over at each other’s houses. Their intense friendship also involves an unusual physical closeness, which after the summer break becomes the target of sneering remarks from their adolescent classmates, the poisonous tone of which slowly begins to erode their friendship. This intimately tender and oppressively painful film about growing up is built around the immensely powerful debut performances by Eden Dambrine and Gustav De Waele. Lukas Dhont’s film was considered by many to be the emotional pinnacle of Cannes film festival, where it earned the Grand Prix (ex aequo).

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Director: Lukas Dhont
Screenplay: Lukas Dhont, Angelo Tijssens
Cinematography: Frank van den Eeden
Music: Valentin Hadjadj
Sound: Yanna Soentjens
Editing: Alain Dessauvage
Production Design: Eve Martin
Producer: Michiel Dhont, Dirk Impens
Co-production: Jacques-Henri Bronckart, Arnold Heslenfeld, Michel Saint-Jean, Laurette Schillings, Frans van Gestel
Costumes: Manu Verschueren
Cast: Eden Dambrine, Gustav De Waele, Léa Drucker, Kevin Janssens, Émilie Dequenne, Igor van Dessel

Cannes Film Festival

2022 – Lukas Dhont (Grand Prize of the Festival)

Norwegian International Film Festival

2022 – Lukas Dhont (Norwegian Film Critics Award)

Sydney Film Festival

2022 – Lukas Dhont (Best Film)

  • This film is available in the following territories: Czechia.