Penn State Berks Global Oscars presents ‘Close’ on Nov. 7

Two people hugging, with one looking at the camera. "CLOSE" is overlaid on the image.
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WYOMISSING, Pa. — As part of the "Global Oscars Comes to Berks" series, Penn State Berks will present the film “Close” at 6:15 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 7, in room 5 of the Luerssen Science Building. The presentation is free and open to the public.

“Close,” a Belgian film directed by Lukas Dhont, follows the story of two teenage boys whose seemingly unbreakable friendship is suddenly, tragically torn apart after their classmates question the nature of their relationship.

The film won the Grand Prix at the 2022 Cannes Film Festival and received a nomination for Best International Feature Film at the 95th Academy Awards.

The next film in this semester's Global Oscars series will be “Argentina, 1985” on Dec. 5.

The Global Oscars Series is presented by the Penn State Berks global studies baccalaureate degree program and the division of humanities, arts and social sciences. For more information, contact Kirk Shaffer, professor of Latin American studies, at 610-396-6258, or via email at [email protected].

About the Penn State Berks Global Studies degree program

The bachelor of arts in global studies program offered by Penn State Berks is designed for students who are interested in a liberal arts degree with a concentration in global studies. Students engage in active and collaborative classroom experiences in addition to intensive study abroad and internships. Graduates are well prepared for employment in a wide range of government agencies, nonprofit organizations, industries and businesses.