CALL ME BY YOUR NAME
Country: France, Italy
Language: English, French, German, Italian
Running Time: 132min
Film Year: 2017
Italian auteur Luca Guadagnino (I Am Love) makes splashy, sensual films brimming with big emotions, but the foundation of his work is a rare tenderness.
In 1983 in the Lombardy countryside, an antiquities academic, Professor Perlman (Michael Stuhlbarg, who could earn an Oscar for this role), invites a young American Jewish scholar named Oliver (Armie Hammer) to stay with his family at their 17th century palazzo, and assist him with a summer research project. To the Professor’s dismay, his restless adolescent son Elio (Timothée Chalamet) soon falls under a spell of fascination with the gregarious, extroverted American. As Elio shows Oliver the natural delights of an Italian summer with nearby Swiss and French influences, exquisite dreams begin to take flight before our eyes—and those of Elio’s watchful father and mother, Annella.
Call Me By Your Name, adapted by the legendary James Ivory (of the famous Merchant-Ivory filmmaking team) from a novel by André Aciman, is swooning and alive – a new masterpiece. Sufjan Stevens contributes original new songs that add immeasurably to the film’s heart-fluttering texture, and the film also does for peaches what I Am Love did for prawns! –Jaie Laplante
After the premiere of Call Me By Your Name, be transported to Northern Italy while staying in the heart of Little Havana. Enjoy Alta Italia-inspired cuisine, wines and delicacies while we capture the Italian zest for life.
Thursday October 12th @ 7:00pm MDC’S TOWER THEATER (THEATER 1) Add to Schedule
Thursday October 12th @ 7:00pm MDC’S TOWER THEATER (THEATER 2) Add to Schedule
Director: Luca Guadagnino
Producer: James Ivory, Peter Spears, Luca Guadagnino, Emilie Georges, Rodrigo Teixera, Marco Morabito, Howard Rosenman
Screenwriter: James Ivory
Music: Sufjan Stevens
Cinematographer: Sayombhu Mukdeeprom