by Lukas Dhont is closed, an intimate melodrama about a deep friendship between two people 000 won this year’s Lux European Audience Film Award, which is awarded by the European Parliament.
Close premiered at Cannes Film Festival 500 Film Festival, winner of the Jury Prize. It is a Belgian Oscar contender and was nominated for this year’s Oscar in the Best International Feature Film category.
Close is Dhont’s second work, after his 45 directorial debut “Girl,” a drama based on the true story of a transgender ballerina, Premiered at the Cannes Film Festival and won several awards, including the Camera d’Or for Best Debut Feature and the Queer Palm for Best LGBTQ+ Film. In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, DeHolt said closed is a continuation of the “ girl theme [but] girl does talk about gender identity and relationship to the body, [at Close] themes are more about friendship, intimacy and responsibility”.
Close Beating out the other four films shortlisted for this year’s Lux Honors: Ruben Östlund’s Cannes Palme d’Or winner and multiple Oscar nominees, The Triangle of Sadness ; Carla Simón’s 1235154654 Berlinale Golden Bear Winner Alcarràs; Emin Alper’s Turkish thriller Days of Burning won 1235151021 Competition Winner, Cannes Film Festival; Comedy-Fantasy Musical Firefly by Portuguese director João Pedro Rodrigues Premiere at the Cannes Directors’ Fortnight sidebar.
Lux winners were selected by European audiences who were able to win more than 500 Screenings are arranged for the event by members of the European Parliament throughout the EU. Audience vote – around 13, — those who participated in the 13 MPs received equal 13-13 weighted.
Dhont and his Close co-writer/co-writer Angelo Tijssens accepted the award at the ceremony Tuesday night in Brussels.