“ravishing filmmaking and piercing wisdom...a new coming-of-age classic”
Nominated for four Academy Awards and the winner of the Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay - at 89, James Ivory became the oldest winner of a competitive Academy Award - Call Me By Your Name completes director Luca Guadagnino's thematic Desire trilogy, following I Am Love (2009) and A Bigger Splash (2015).
A ravishing and lyrical tale of first love set in Italy's northern Lombardy region during the summer of 1983, the film features rising star Timothée Chalamet in his Oscar-nominated role as Elio, with Armie Hammer (Final Portrait) as American grad student, Oliver, and fine support from Michael Stuhlbarg (Trumbo), Amira Casar (Versailles) and Esther Garrel (Jealousy).
Adapted by James Ivory from the acclaimed novel by André Aciman, Call Me By Your Name mines themes of youthful desire and nascent queer identity that Ivory also explored in Maurice, the classic E.M. Forster adaptation Ivory co-wrote and directed in 1987 which screens as part of our spotlight on the Merchant Ivory Collection.
"A masterful work" The Guardian