A fictitious love story loosely inspired by the lives of Danish artists Lili Elbe and Gerda Wegener. Lili and Gerda's marriage and work evolve as they navigate Lili's groundbreaking journey as a transgender pioneer.
CALL ME BY YOUR NAME, the new film by Luca Guadagnino, is a sensual and transcendent tale of first love, based on the acclaimed novel by André Aciman. It's the summer of 1983 in the north of Italy, and Elio Perlman (Timothée Chalamet), a precocious 17-year-old young man, spends his days in his family's 17th century villa transcribing and playing classical music, reading, and flirting with his friend Marzia (Esther Garrel). Elio enjoys a close relationship with his father (Michael Stuhlbarg), an eminent professor specializing in Greco-Roman culture, and his mother Annella (Amira Casar), a translator, who favor him with the fruits of high culture in a setting that overflows with natural delights. While Elio's sophistication and intellectual gifts suggest he is already a fully-fledged adult, there is much that yet remains innocent and unformed about him, particularly about matters of the heart. One day, Oliver (Armie Hammer), a 24-year-old American college graduate student working on his...Written by
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Director Luca Guadagnino told Billboard's Pop Shop Podcast that he and his team of filmmakers researched which songs would have been contemporary radio hits during the summer of 1983 in Italy and the summers before, and they used that to choose a number of the songs for the soundtrack. They also considered which time of day the songs would have been played, from the radio to the discotheque. See more »
The Persol sunglasses Oliver wears throughout would have had a 4-barrel "Meflecto" temple in 1983; only after Luxottica bought the company in the 2000s did they reduce the 649 to 2 barrels, which is seen in the film. See more »
Just watch, this is how he'll say goodbye to us when the time comes, with his, "Later."
Meanwhile we'll have to put up with him for six long weeks, won't we, darling?
I think he's shy. You'll grow to like him.
What if I grow to hate him?
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Although the movie has a full opening credits sequence, the title of the film is not shown on screen until the end credits begin. See more »
È la Vita
Written by Marco Armani (as Marco Antonio Armenise) and Paolo Armenise
Performed by Marco Armani
(c) (p) 2017 Bixio Music Group Ltd.
Courtesy of IDM Music ltd. o/b/o Bixio Music Group Ltd. See more »
It is not often that films adapted from books capture the true essence, emotion and spirit of the book but for me Call Me By Your Name does just that. Superbly acted by a talented cast the film was a visual an emotional delight. Sensitively directed and beautifully shot with a great sound track what was not to like. For me it was a coming of age love story for Elio and something very special for Oliver. Simply calling it a gay movie does it a disservice. It is much, much more than that. While the whole cast were strong the two leads, Armie, and Timothee just had that magic on screen. And Timothee Chalamet's performance was stunning absolutely stunning. His closing scene will become a cinema classic. Don't be put off by the gay tag this is a beautiful love story, sensitively told that surly anybody can empathise with. Don't miss it.
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