Call My By Your Name, the new film by Luca Guadagnino (I Am Love), is a sensual and transcendent tale of first love, adapted from Andre Aciman’s acclaimed novel by Oscar-nominated filmmaker James Ivory (Howard’s End).
“Some of the most emotional moments in film history.” – Tyler Coates, Esquire
It’s the summer of 1983 in the north of Italy, and Elio Perlman (Timothee Chalamet), a precocious 17-year-old American/Italian, 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 remains innocent and unformed about him, especially when it comes to matters of the heart. One day, Oliver (Armie Hammer), 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 change their lives forever. (Dir. by Luca Guadagnino, 2017, Italy/France/Brazil/USA, in English/Italian/French/German with English subtitles, 132 mins., Rated R)
January’s Reel Reads Selection! Purchase a copy of Call Me By Your Name byAndré Aciman during the month of January and receive a special “Loft Reel Reads” discount off the cover price – 20% for Loft members and 10% for the general public. Copies of the book are available at The Loft Cinema and Antigone Books.
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