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Call Me by Your Name

Panorama | Special Presentations

In the summer of 1983, "somewhere in Northern Italy," Elio (Timothée Chalamet), the 17-year-old son of an American archeology professor (Michael Stuhlbarg), lounges, reads, composes and shows a slight interest in a local girl his age. But then his father’s apprentice washes up on the Mediterranean coast. Oliver (Armie Hammer) is a chef d’oeuvre with an impressive physique, and Elio’s ploy to pass the time is diverted just as his passions reach full bloom. A visceral urge, consummated in a late-night dance to the propulsive rhythms of The Psychedelic Furs’ "Love my Way," brings their desires to the forefront and heightens the boy’s dilemma of denial: "Is it better to speak, or die?"

André Aciman’s 2007 novel is the perfect vessel for I Am Love director Luca Guadagnino’s extravagant style. Working from a screenplay co-written by the always reliable James Ivory, Guadagnino and his illustrious cast build the drama to an insurmountable emotional tenor, imbuing this sun-drenched romance with the resplendence of overlong summers and the first loves they often arouse.

"Call Me by Your Name has a choking emotional intensity that will be apparent to anyone who’s ever dared to reach out to another."—Joshua Rothkopf, Time Out New York

Director Luca Guadagnino
Country of Origin: USA/Italy/France
Year: 2017
Running Time: 131 mins
Format: DCP
Language:In English, Italian, French with English subtitles
Cast: Armie Hammer, Timothée Chalamet, Michael Stuhlbarg, Amira Casar, Esther Garrel, Victoire Du Bois
Executive Producer: Tom Dolby, Naima Abed, Nicholas Kaiser, Lourenço Sant'Anna, Sophie Mas, Francesco Melzi d'Eril, Derek Simonds, Margarethe Baillou
Producer: Peter Spears, Luca Guadagnino, Emilie Georges, Rodrigo Teixeira, Marco Morabito, James Ivory, Howard Rosenman
Screenwriter: James Ivory, Luca Guadagnino, Walter Fasano
Cinematographer: Sayombhu Mukdeeprom
Editor: Walter Fasano
Production Design: Samuel Deshors
Art Director: Roberta Federico
Production Company: Frenesy / La Cinéfacture
Distributor: Mongrel Media Inc.

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