Greater Vancouver Movies



Score: 9.5 / 10

Release Date: Toronto, Vancouver, Montreal
Director: Lukas Dhont
Producer: Dirk Impens, Michiel Dhont
Studio: Sphere Films
Starring: Eden Dambrine, Gustav De Waele, Émilie Dequenne, Léa Drucker
Genre: Drama
Running Time: 105 minutes

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  • 10


    Sunday, March 26, 2023 6:01:24 PM | (Age Not Specified)

    Great movie, disturbing at times. I actually watched it twice on the big screen. We follow a deep friendship that gets questioned and eventually destroyed because of its closeness and how it is perceived by their environment. Story development and cinematography is great, Leo and Remi first share equal screen time, and as Leo distances himself from Remi, we see him more and more in the distance as well, up to the pivotal scene on the schoolyard. The second part feels a bit slow, maybe on purpose, to show Leo‘s struggle with his guilt and what has happened. Well deserved Oscar nomination.

  • 9


    Sunday, March 5, 2023 11:50:44 PM | (Age Not Specified)

    This is a beautiful but also sad story about the deep and unconditional friendship between two thirteen-year old boys. Their seemingly unshakable bond turns out to be fragile once they enter secondary school and get subjected to the destructive forces of peer pressure and prejudice, with the perceived need to fit in. Excellent performances by the two newcomers in the leading roles of Leo and Remi, their acting is absolutely convincing. We are almost exclusively observers of what Leo experiences, and a lot is said not by dialog but by gestures. A mirror to society and the stereotypical expectations we have of males. Good supporting actors, and the pacing is just right.