One of the best films of the year, if not the best is the superb festival favourite Call Me By Your Name. The film has screened at the Sundance, Berlin, Toronto and London Film festivals, amongst many others, mostly to huge acclaim. It is stunning.
Luca Guadagnino directs the film, a sensual and transcendent tale of first love, based on the acclaimed novel by André Aciman. It won’t open in the UK for a number of weeks, but Sony Pictures Classics have debuted a new clip from the film, which you can check out below.
It’s the summer of 1983 in the north of Italy, and Elio Perlman (Timothée 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 favour 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 (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 splendour 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.
Check out the new clip in the player below, and read our five-star review on the site over here. Call Me By Your Name opens in UK cinemas on the 27th October.