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Elliot Page Drama ‘Close to You’ to Be Shopped at European Film Market (EXCLUSIVE)

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Close to You,” the Elliot Page-starring drama directed by BAFTA winner Dominic Savage, will be introduced to international buyers at the European Film Market by former Charades exec Jean-Félix Dealberto.

The film, which was written by Savage and Page, and also stars Hillary Baack (“Sound of Metal”), had its world premiere in Toronto, where Greenwich Entertainment acquired U.S. distribution rights.

“Close to You” follows Sam (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 (Baack) that sparks old feelings. It is on this trip where 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.

The film was produced by Krishnendu Majumdar and Richard Yee, who helped Savage develop the project under their U.K. banner Me + You Prods., along with Daniel Bekerman and Chris Yurkovich of Good Question Media in Canada. Savage and Page also produced after developing, conceiving and co-authoring the story together. Kindred Spirit co-financed the film, with Anita Gou (“The Farewell,” “Honey Boy”) and Sam Intili (“I Saw the TV Glow”) exec producing alongside Rolling Dice’s Nia Vazirani (“The Trial of the Chicago 7”) and Pageboy Prods.’ Matt Jordan Smith. Andrew Frank and Francine Maisler also executive produced.

Dealberto was at Charades for six years where he was international sales and co-productions manager, working on films including “Aftersun,” “Scrapper,” “Sanctuary,” “I Lost My Body,” and “Mirai.”

“Close to You” is set to open in U.S. cinemas this summer.