Call Me By Your Name

Friday Spotlight | 132 min


San Carlos Institute Fri, Nov 17, 2017 5:30 PM
Film Info
Event Type:Friday Spotlight
Release Year:2017
Production Country:Italy
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Luca Guadagnino
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Italian director Luca Guadagnino is known for the intoxicating visual opulence of his 2009 melodrama “I Am Love” and the Southern European jet-set milieu of 2015’s lesser-seen “A Bigger Splash.” The buzz for his new film has less to do with razzle-dazzle and more with the sensual candor in a pair of acclaimed performances by Timothée Chalamet (“Homeland”) and Armie Hammer (“The Social Network”). The actors play a 17-year-old boy and the American graduate student who moves into the family’s Lombardy villa for the summer to work with his father (Michael Stuhlberg), a professor who specializes in Greco-Roman sculpture. The film, adapted from Andre Aciman’s coming-of-age novel, looks back to 1983, and a slow-burning attraction that leads the young men into an affair. Notably, Mr. Guadagnino and his co-writer Walter Fasano share screenplay credit with James Ivory, director of “A Room with a View” and “The Remains of the Day,” whose gay romantic drama “Maurice” serves as an influence.