'Close' by Lukas Dhont nominated for European University Film Award

'Close' by Lukas Dhont nominated for European University Film Award
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The new film ‘Close’ by Belgian director Lukas Dhont is one of the five nominees for the European University Film Award (EUFA), for which the winner will be announced on 7 December.

The European University Film Award is one of the prizes awarded by the European Film Academy. The prize has been in existence since 2016 and it is European university students who choose the winner.

The nominated films will be screened and discussed in 25 universities across 25 countries and each university will choose its favourite. At the beginning of December, one student per university will participate in a three-day deliberation in Hamburg where they will choose a winner.

The winner will be announced on 7 December, a few days before the European Film Awards Ceremony, which will take place on 10 December.

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With ‘Close’, Dhont takes on the Spanish-Italian film ‘Alcarras’ by Carla Simón, the Polish-Italian ‘EO’ by Jerzy Skolimowski, the Norwegian ‘The Eclipse’ by Nataša Urban and ‘Triangle of sadness’ by the Swedish director Ruben Ostlund.

‘Close’ is the Belgian entry for the Oscars. The film had its world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival, where it took home the Grand Prix from the jury.

Film Fest Gent opens on 11 October and ‘Close’ can be seen in Belgian cinemas from 2 November.

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