ON SCREEN · FILM
Call Me By Your Name
A voluptuous, emotionally devastating coming-of-age gay romance set during an Italian summer.
Nominated for 4 Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Actor (Timothée Chalamet)
From the director of I Am Love comes a sensual and transcendent tale of first love, based on the acclaimed novel by André Aciman. Set in sun-drenched northern Italy, this coming-of-age gay romance delivers “ravishing filmmaking and piercing wisdom” (LA Times).
It’s the summer of 1983 in northern Italy, and Elio Perlman (Timothée Chalamet), a precocious 17-year-old American-Italian, spends his days in his family’s 17th-century villa transcribing and playing classical music. While Elio’s sophistication and intellectual gifts suggest he is already a fully fledged adult, there is much that yet remains innocent and unformed about him, particularly about matters of the heart.
One day, Oliver (Armie Hammer), a charming American scholar working on his doctorate, arrives as the annual summer intern tasked with helping Elio’s father. A leisurely exchange of books, fruit, glances and power unfolds as Elio and Oliver discover the heady beauty of awakening desire that will alter their lives forever. D: Luca Guadagnino, Italy, subtitled, 2017, Runtime: 2h12m
“Even as he beguiles us with mystery, Guadagnino recreates Elio’s life-changing summer with such intensity that we might as well be experiencing it first-hand. It’s a rare gift that earns him a place in the pantheon alongside such masters of sensuality as Pedro Amodóvar and François Ozon, while putting Call Me By Your Name on par with the best of their work.” —Variety
“A knockout! Casts a beautifully erotic, sensual spell.” —Entertainment Weekly
“Timothée Chalamet and Armie Hammer showcase some of the richest chemistry I’ve ever witnessed in a movie. It’s sublime.”