Close to Leo

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Close to Leo ★★ Tout Contre Leo 2002

Unevenbutintimate family drama finds 20yearold Leo (Mignard), the eldest of four sons, revealing to his family that he is HIVpositive. His parents decide that their youngest, 12yearold Marcel (Lespert), is too young to hear the news, although the kid is bright enough to realize something serious is going on and resentful that he is being left out. Honore adapted and directed from his own 1996 novel. French with subtitles. 90m/C DVD . FR Pierre Mignard, Yannis Lespert, Marie Bunel, Dominic Gould, Rodolphe Pauly, Jeremie Lippmann; D: Christophe Honore; W: Christophe Honore, Diasteme; C: Remy Chevrin; M: Alexandre Beaupain. TV