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Elliot Page's new movie confirms first UK screening

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Elliot Page's new film confirms first UK screeningMe + You Productions

Elliot Page's new movie Close to You has confirmed its first UK screening at London's BFI Flare LGBTQIA+ Film Festival.

The film, which premiered at the Toronto Film Festival last year, stars Page as a man named Sam, who heads back home for a dreaded family reunion — where he is forced to revisit old memories that he'd rather keep buried.

To commemorate the film's European premiere, The Umbrella Academy star will attend a special presentation on March 14 at BFI Southbank, alongside co-star Hillary Baack and director Dominic Savage.

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Page will then take part in a Screen Talk on March 15, where he'll discuss the film and his career. The actor, who also co-wrote the film's script with Savage, shared his excitement in a statement ahead of the premiere.

"I am thrilled that UK audiences will be introduced to Close to You at BFI Flare. The experience of collaborating with Dominic, Hillary, and the whole team was magical, and I am honoured to be a part of this film," he said.

Savage added: "I'm so excited that Close to You is having its European premiere at BFI Flare. It has been a real privilege to create this unique film about love, identity and family with Elliot Page and the incredible cast of actors.

"I'm looking forward to UK audiences feeling and appreciating the important themes and emotions that the film expresses."

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Darren Jones, BFI Flare Festival's Event Manager, also expressed his excitement: "We're honoured to have Elliot Page join us this year at BFI Flare for this special Screen Talk and to present the European Premiere of Close to You.

"It is exciting for us to introduce Flare audiences to this incredible film and welcome one of the most dynamic performers in contemporary cinema to BFI Flare to discuss his career and the creative process behind Close to You."

As well as Page and Baack, the film also stars Wendy Crewson, Peter Outerbridge, Janet Porter, Alex Paxton-Beesley, Daniel Maslany and David Reale.

Close to You will premiere at the BFI Flare Festival on March 14.

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