CALL ME BY YOUR NAME
World Cinema

Call Me By Your Name

Year 2017
Runtime 130 mins
Language English / Italian / French / German
Subtitles English

A precocious 17-year-old boy lusts after his father's intern in this erotic Italian coming-of-age story.

It’s the summer of 1983 in northern Italy, and Elio (Timothée Chalamet), a precocious 17-year-old American-Italian boy, spends his days in his family’s 17th-century villa - playing classical music, reading, and flirting with his friend Marzia (Esther Garrel). Elio enjoys a close relationship with his parents - one a professor specializing in Greco-Roman culture and the other a translator - who spoil him and provide him with high-culture 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. When Oliver (Armie Hammer), a charming American scholar working on his doctorate, arrives as a summer intern to help Elio’s father, they discover the heady beauty of awakening desire over the course of a summer that will alter their lives forever.

Based on the novel by André Aciman, CALL ME BY YOUR NAME marks the culmination of a nine-year journey for the filmmakers, and their dedication to the slow-burning, erotic love story is apparent in every frame of the final film. The film features original music by Sufjan Stevens made exclusively for the film.

Festivals
Sundance 2017, Atlantic International Film Festival, Cinéfest Sudbury International Film Festival
Director
Luca Guadagnino
Executive Producer
Derek Simonds, Tom Dolby, Margarethe Baillou, Francesco Melzi D'eril, Naima Abed, Nicholas Kaiser, Sophie Mas, Lourenço Sant'Anna
Producer
Peter Spears, Luca Guadagnino, Emilie Georges, Rodrigo Teixera, Marco Morabito, James Ivory, Howard Rosenman
Screenwriter
James Ivory
Cinematographer
Sayombhu Mukdeeprom
Editor
Walter Fasano
Production Design
Samuel Deshors
Cast
Armie Hammer, Timothée Chalamet, Michael Stuhlbarg, Amira Casar, Esther Carrel, Victoire Du Bois