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CLOSE TO YOU Trailer: Elliot Page Faces His Family and His Past in Intimate, Observant Drama

Elliot Page in Dominic Savage's CLOSE TO YOU

Elliot Page has been nothing but forthcoming about his transition. After a best-selling memoir detailing his experiences, Page is now ready to explore the issues trans people face on-screen in the new drama Close To You. Directed by BAFTA-winner Dominic Savage, Page stars as trans man Sam who returns to his Canadian hometown where he faces uneasy reunions with those who haven’t seen him since his transition. While confronting the pains of the past, he also finds possibilities for the future. Hillary Baack, Wendy Crewson, and Peter Outerbridge co-star.

Savage penned the script from a story by him and Page. Following its world premiere at TIFF last year, Greenwich Entertainment has rolled out an official trailer ahead of its theatrical release in August.

Here’s the official synopsis:

The film follows Sam (Elliot Page), who moved to Toronto from his small town on Lake Ontario, Canada and finally decides to return home to visit his family for his dad’s birthday. On his journey, he has a chance encounter with a friend from high school (Hillary Baack) that sparks old feelings. It is on this trip that Sam can finally confront long-buried feelings, a first love that was never properly resolved, his relationship with his family, and a newfound love and confidence in himself.

Close To You arrives in theaters nationwide August 16. Check out the trailer and poster below.

CLOSE TO YOU Official Poster

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M.J. O'Toole began writing for HtN in early 2021 during the Sundance Film Festival. An NYC native and lifelong cinephile, his favorite films include Chungking Express, The Three Colors Trilogy, Hiroshima Mon Amour, Lovers on the Bridge, and Midnight Cowboy. He is the Digital Marketing Manager for the agency 3rd Impression - working alongside Editor-at-large Matt Delman - that specializes in digital marketing for independent film. He holds a BA from Adelphi University and a Masters in Digital Photography from the School of Visual Arts. You can check out his portrait and street photography on Instagram.

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