The sumptuous new romance by Luca Guadagnino (I Am Love, SFF 2010) is a sensual story of first love set in the Italian countryside.
Guadagnino meticulously creates a world of sophistication and great splendour in this moving romance. It is the summer of 1983, and teenager Elio (Timothée Chalamet, superb) is on holiday at his parents' Italian villa. His days are spent reading, swimming and flirting with girls. At first, when his professor father's new American assistant Oliver (Armie Hammer, also in Final Portrait screening at this year's Festival) arrives, Elio is indifferent. As the days pass, the two spend more time together and grow irresistibly attracted to each other. Based on André Aciman's novel, Guadagnino co-wrote the screenplay with James Ivory (The Remains of the Day). A sensitive, intelligent and gorgeous coming-of-age story, Call Me By Your Name is one of the films of the year.
Call Me By Your Name is a true stunner. It's sexy and sad and funny. It's Italy, it's summer, it's food, it's family. It's lust and shame and hope and resignation. It's life, messy and brilliant. – Richard Lawson, Vanity Fair
Call Me By Your Name will make you swoon … This lush romance set in Lombardy recalls the best of Merchant-Ivory. – Sam Adams, BBC
There's a scene near the end of Luca Guadagnino's adaptation of André Aciman's novel Call Me By Your Name between Michael Stuhlbarg and Timothée Chalamet that is, I feel confident in saying, one of the best exchanges between father and son in the history of cinema. We'll all be quoting from it for the rest of our lives. – Jordan Hoffman, The Guardian
English, Italian, French and German with English subtitles
Luca Guadagnino, James Ivory, Walter Fasano
Peter Spears, Luca Guadagnino, Emilie Georges, Rodrigo Teixeira, Marco Morabito
Armie Hammer, Timothée Chalamet, Michael Stuhlbarg
Special Presentations, Queer Interest, Literary & Adaptations
Distributor: Sony Pictures