Call Me By Your Name
Luca Guadagnino captures first love in all its resplendence in this wonderfully sensual coming of age queer drama.
Singapore PremiereItaly, USA, Brazil, France / 2017 / 130MIN / English, Italian, French, German
It’s the summer of 1983. 17 year-old Elio is carefree in his family’s leafy villa in Lombardy, Italy. When not indulging himself on the piano, the nights are spent in festive revelry and coy flirting with girls. Oliver, a charming graduate student, joins them as his professor father’s summer intern. Elio finds himself drawn into an inexorable current of emotions, and a fervent romance that defies the bittersweet gaze of time unexpectedly blossoms.
Together with Thai cinematographer Sayombhu Mukdeeprom, director Luca Guadagnino dives into the heady romance of André Aciman’s novel (adapted by James Ivory) in all its sun-drenched splendour and rose-tinted nostalgia. Armie Hammer and newcomer Timothée Chalamet’s wild chemistry of brash confidence and sweet vulnerability conjures a flowing sensuality that marks Guadagnino’s bold entry into the pantheon of queer cinema, heralding a new modern European classic.
Cast & Credits
Luca Guadagnino is an Italian director, screenwriter and producer. His films, including The Protagonists (1999), Melissa P (2005) and I am Love (2009), have won various accolades at Venice, Locarno and Sundance. He frequently collaborates with Tilda Swinton, the latest being A Bigger Splash (2015). He lives and works in a 17th-century palazzo outside of Milan.
Peter Spears, Luca Guadagnino, Emilie Georges
Armie Hammer, Timothée Chalamet, Michael Stuhlbarg
• People’s Choice Award, Melbourne International Film Festival 2017
• In-competition, Berlin International Film Festival 2017
• Official Selection, Sundance Film Festival 2017