A massive critical hit at the Sundance Film Festival, Call Me by Your Name is shaping up to be – easily – one of the most anticipated gay-themed movies of the year.
Lavishly directed by Luca Guadagnino, (I Am Love, A Bigger Splash, the upcoming Suspiria remake), Call Me By Your Name stars Armie Hammer as a 24-year-old student who visits Italy in the early 1980s and develops a relationship with a sensitive 17-year-old played by impressive up-and-comer Timothée Chalamet.
The official synopsis reads:
It’s the summer of 1983 in the north of Italy, and Elio Perlman (Chalamet), 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 (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 yet remains innocent and unformed about him, particularly about matters of the heart. One day, Oliver (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 alter their lives forever.
The trailer alone conveys all the smoldering attraction we have in store for us when the film’s November 24 release date arrives.
In the meantime, if you’re looking for some summer romance to hold you over, check out August, Boys, Children of God, Futuro Beach, Henry Gamble’s Birthday Party, Holiday, In the Grayscale, Jess & James, Last Summer, Light Gradient, Like You Mean It, Newcastle, Pooltime, Redwoods, A Reunion, Saltwater, Seashore, Stranger by the Lake, The Surface, Tan Lines, 3-Day Weekend, Wasp, Yossi and/or You & I – all titles from the carefully curated Summer Lovin’ section of our most recent catalog!