Call Me by Your Name


Sequoia 2 Thu, Oct 12, 2017 9:00 PM
Century Larkspur 2 Sat, Oct 14, 2017 3:00 PM
Film Info
Section:World Cinema
Running Time:132 min.
Director:Luca Guadagnino
Producer:Emilie Georges
Luca Guadagnino
Screenwriter:James Ivory
André Aciman
Cinematographer:Sayombhu Mukdeeprom
Editor:Walter Fasano
Cast:Armie Hammer
Elena Bucci
Vanda Capriolo
Amira Casar
Print Source:Sony Pictures Classics
Note Writer:Rod Armstrong


First love has rarely been captured with such elegance and passion as in Luca Guadagnino's new film, beautifully adapted from André Aciman's novel. Precocious 17-year-old Elio Perlman (the magisterial Timothée Chalamet) is summering with his intellectual parents at their 17th-century palazzo in stunning Lombardy. The Perlmans are the kind of loving family who speak three languages and encourage dinner conversation about ancient statuary or medieval novels. Into this heady mix comes doctoral student Oliver (Armie Hammer), here to assist Elio's professor father and scramble the poor kid's emotional barometer. But this boy on the cusp of adulthood is no patsy—even Oliver admiringly asks, "Is there anything you don't know?"—and Chalamet beautifully portrays Elio's unbridled appetite for life and love. Guadagnino (I Am Love, A Bigger Splash), with the discernment of a true sensualist, provides a visual sumptuousness to match the story's sensibility, joyously celebrating the erotics of desire at every moment.

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Luca Guadagnino is an award-winning director, screenwriter, producer, and artistic entrepreneur. Born in Palermo, Italy, and raised in Ethiopia, where his father taught history and Italian, Guadagnino’s international outlook and insatiable appetite for creative expression were calibrated early. In 2010, he came into international renown for his critically-acclaimed film I Am Love, starring frequent collaborator Tilda Swinton, which garnered an Academy Award nomination in Best Achievement in Costume Design as well as Golden Globe® and BAFTA award nominations for Best Foreign Language Film. He most recently directed A Bigger Splash (2015) starring Swinton, Ralph Fiennes, Dakota Johnson, and Matthias Schoenaerts. Additional acclaimed films include The Protagonists (1999), Melissa P. (2005), Mundo Civilizado (2002), Cuoco Contadino (2004), and Inconscio Italiano (2011), among other collaborations, documentaries, and theatrical productions. Guadagnino’s next film is a remake of Dario Argento’s cult classic horror film, Suspiria, reuniting him with Tilda Swinton and Dakota Johnson.