Film Close

SG Film: Close

Date: Time: 19:30 Location: Auditorium (Aula), Cobbenhagen building, Tilburg University

Every 1st Tuesday of the month, you will be able to enjoy a movie on the big screen of the auditorium. The coming-of-age drama ‘Close’ follows Leo and Remi, 13. They have been friends for as long as they can remember. Yet a seemingly innocent event seems enough to drive them apart.


Genre: Drama
Film Director: Lukas Dhont
Starring: Eden Dambrine, Gustav De Waele
Language: French, Dutch – Subtitles: English
Time: 19:30-21:15 hrs. Free entrance (no registration required). Entrance Cobbenhagen building: see below.

“You are much more beautiful than the rest. You are special.”

With summer drawing to a close, inseparable 13-year-old best friends Léo and Rémi idle away the rest of the holidays before school. It is as if the friends share an unbreakable brotherly bond beyond their comprehension. However, when the boys' cloudless friendship catches the attention of their schoolmates on the first day of school, mean remarks put Léo and Rémi's close relationship to the test. After that, nothing will ever be the same again.

Lukas Dhont's second film is an emotionally transformative and unforgettable portrait of the intersection of friendship and love, identity and independence, and heartbreak and healing. It is an achingly poignant tale of the end of a childhood friendship that will leave you speechless.


Close premiered at the Cannes Film Festival on 26 May 2022 to critical acclaim and won the Grand Prix, specialized critics praised the performances. The film was nominated for the Academy Award for Best International Feature Film at the 95th Academy Awards. It also won the André Cavens Award for Best Film by the Belgian Film Critics Association. At the 12th Magritte Awards, Close received ten nominations, including Best Screenplay for Dhont, becoming the most nominated film of the ceremony.

“A gorgeous and tender tale of childhood friendship” 
–The Telegraph

“An exceptional film of tremendous empathy and vision”

Movies on the big screen on campus

Every first Tuesday of the month, you can enjoy the best movies on the big screen on campus:

More information

SG Film Nights are organized by Studium Generale. 

Contact: Annelieke Koster (Studium Generale).

Entrance Cobbenhagen building

The Cobbenhagen building can be entered

  • via the Koopmans building, and subsequently the glass corridor to the Cobbenhagen building, till 21:00 hrs.
    Due to facade maintenance at the Koopmans building access is only possible via a shipping container (for protection). The Koopmans building is closed after 21:00 hrs.

  • via the main entrance of the Cobbenhagen building at the side of the Hogeschoollaan (near the pond). 

  • for disabled and wheelchair users, access is possible via the Koopmans building, or via an alternative entrance from the Warande parking lot and a side entrance to the glass corridor.

For more information, see also Campus map and buildings, and for assistance, please call +31 (0)13 - 466 3000 (Security).

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