Call Me By Your Name

Starring: Armie Hammer, Timothée Chalamet, Michael Stuhlbarg, Amira Casar, Esther Garrel

Italian director Luca Guadagnino is responsible for two of the most memorable and soaringly beautiful films of the past few years, I Am Love and A Bigger Splash. Add Call Me By Your Name, a film about first love, to the list.

It's the summer of 1983 in the north of Italy, and Elio Perlman, a precocious 17- year-old American-Italian boy, spends his days in his family's 17th century villa transcribing and playing classical music, reading, and flirting with his friend Marzia. Elio enjoys a close relationship with his father, an eminent professor specializing in Greco-Roman culture, and his mother Annella, 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, a charming American scholar working on his doctorate, arrives as the annual summer intern tasked with helping Elio's father. Amid the sun-drenched splendor of the setting, Elio and Oliver discover the heady beauty of awakening desire over the course of a summer that will alter their lives forever.

  • Director: Luca Guadagnino
  • Rating: R
  • Runtime: 2 hours and 12 minutes
  • Genre: Drama

“It’s a transcendent love story, and a work of overwhelming empathy.”

– Consequence of Sound