Actors: Yaniss Lespert, Pierre Mignard, Marie Bunel
Director: Christophe Honoré
From Gay Essential
Directed by Christophe Honoré, Closer to Leo (Tout contre Léo) is a French coming of age drama made for television, about two brothers as their relationship is changed as the older one is diagnosed as HIV positive. The film stars Yaniss Lespert, Pierre Mignard and Marie Bunel.
“Close to Leo digs deep and feels wonderfully real. Usually cinematic families fly apart. How rare to see a film where the drama comes out of a strong family finding ways to grow even stronger.”
— Contact Music
“Passionate tenderness between principals vividly limns something rare in modern screen drama: A solidly loyal nuclear unit that, despite life’s hurdles, is not dysfunctional.”
— Dennis Harvey, Variety
“One of the best movies ever made about HIV/AIDS, largely because it treats it as just one aspect of the characters’ lives, and is actually more interested in the issues the disease raises as people attempt to carry after the diagnosis, rather than being overly angsty about the infection itself.”
— Tim Isaac, Big Gay Picture Show
- Language: French, English
- Subtitles: English
- Number of discs: 1
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