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2022 Cannes Critics’ Panel: Day 10 – Lukas Dhont’s Close

His Un Certain Regard selected debut film Girl claimed the Camera d’Or, FIPRESCI Prize, Un Certain Regard Jury Award for Best Performance, and the Queer Palm. For his sophomore feature, Close pairs new talents Gustave De Waele and Eden Dambrine with supporting perfs from Emilie Dequenne, and Léa Drucker.

Mubi Cannes 2022

A story about two buddies who are pushed apart due to what “onlookers” might think of them, we are given a text about the complexities of being culpable and what will be permanent scarring if left untreated.

Mubi Cannes 2022

A film that found a lot of love and a sprinkling of haters, all twenty critics weighed in for an average score of 3.5 — tying it on our chart with David Cronenberg’s Crimes of the Future.

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Eric Lavallée is the founder, CEO, editor-in-chief, film journalist and critic at (founded in 2000). Eric is a regular at Sundance, Cannes and TIFF. He has a BFA in Film Studies at the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema. In 2013 he served as a Narrative Competition Jury Member at the SXSW Film Festival. He was an associate producer on Mark Jackson's This Teacher (2018 LA Film Festival, 2018 BFI London). In 2022 he served as a New Flesh Comp for Best First Feature at the 2022 Fantasia Intl. Film Festival. Current top films for 2022 include Tár (Todd Field), All That Breathes (Shaunak Sen), Aftersun (Charlotte Wells).

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