Call Me By Your Name
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 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 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” – VANITY FAIR
“Bring out the superlatives to describe the prizeworthy performances of the lead actors, who instill their roles with fire, feeling and flashing humor.” – ROLLING STONE
“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.” – VARIETY