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. Ahead of it’s Autumn cinema release Sony Pictures Releasing UK has sent us the UK trailer. A sumptuous story of a young boy’s summer affair with an older man
After fantastic reviews from this year’s Sundance Film Festival earlier this year the standout movie left the fest with talk of Oscar glory. The glory that doesn’t interest Hammer but like any praise from the highest order we know deep down the actor will love it! This is a gay love story one that has been described as ‘beautifully erotic’, and a love story we don’t get to see in mainstream cinema too often. For anyone who loved Moonlight another movie with an LGBT movie will probably love the tense sensual tone of this movie. Still, on 100% at Rottentomatoes, it’s a relevant story from an era which still saw sexuality as a taboo topic.
It’s the summer of 1983 in northern Italy, and Elio Perlman (Timothée Chalamet), a 17-year-old American-Italian boy, spends his days in his family’s seventeenth-century villa lazily transcribing music and flirting with his friend Marzia. One day Oliver (Armie Hammer), a charming, 24-year-old American scholar working on his doctorate, arrives as the annual summer intern tasked with helping Elio’s father (Michael Stuhlbarg), an eminent professor specializing in Greco-Roman culture. Amid the sun-drenched splendour of this sensual setting, Elio and Oliver discover the heady beauty of awakening desire over the course of a summer that will change their lives forever.
Call Me By Your Name will be released in the UK and Ireland from 27th October (USA November).