Call Me By Your Name

January 22nd, 2018 by PRatt
March 10, 2018 @ 2:30 pm

(Italy/France/Brazil/US, 2017) Director: Luca Guadagnino. Screenplay by James Ivory and Luca Guadagnino, based on the novel by André Aciman. Cast: Armie Hammer, Timothée Chalamet, Michael Stuhlbarg, Amira Casar, Esther Garrel.

In a year when ‘sexual’ invariably seems to be followed by ‘abuse’ or ‘harassment,’ Call Me By Your Name is a reminder that sexuality can be a joyful, consensual experience. Set ‘somewhere in Northern Italy,’ it covers one sun-kissed summer with the family of a classical archeology professor (Michael Stuhlbarg): his Italian wife (Amira Casar), 17-year-old son Elio (Timothée Chalamet), and Oliver, his American graduate student assistant (Armie Hammer). The days pass in leisurely erotic tension, as the polyglot, precocious Elio and the comfortable-in-his-own-skin Oliver edge closer to reaching out for happiness and desire. 132 min.
“Guadagnino wants us to reflect on love: on what a feast it can be, on how it turns with the seasons, and on why it ends in tears.” – Anthony Lane, The New Yorker. Winner, Best Film, Best Director, Best Actor (Timothée Chalamet), Los Angeles Critics Awards.

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