Trust us, one of the best films to play in cinemas is released on UK screens in just over a week. Call Me By Your Name stars Armie Hammer and break-out star Timothée Chalamet, and is a warming love story set in the summer of 1983. The film is pretty much perfect, and to be honest, the last thing we expected was talk of a sequel. Well, now the film’s director, Luca Guadagnino, has reportedly already got ideas for a sequel. More on the Call Me By Your Name sequel below.
Speaking at the at the BFI London Film Festival, which concluded at the weekend, the Italian director had the following to say.
“I want to do a sequel because Timothée Chalamet, Armie Hammer, Michael Stuhlbarg, Amira Casar, Esther Garrel – they are all gems. The texture we built together is very consistent. We created a place in which you believe in the world before them. They are young but they are growing up.”
We are so up for this. The full synopsis for the movie is below, along with our comments from our review, completed at the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival back in September.
It’s the summer of 1983, and precocious 17-year-old Elio Perlman is spending the days with his family at their 17th-century villa in Lombardy, Italy. He soon meets Oliver, a handsome doctoral student who’s working as an intern for Elio’s father. Amid the sun-drenched splendor of their surroundings, Elio and Oliver discover the heady beauty of awakening desire over the course of a summer that will alter their lives forever.
We said that ‘it’s so hard to fault the picture. Obviously sharing themes with last year’s eventual Best Picture winner Moonlight, Call Me By Your Name is absolutely as good, and oh so much more. It’s difficult to find something in here for anyone to not to relate to – a meaningful, pure, romantic drama that focuses on a love that has no boundaries, the utterly raw and important character building qualities of life and the building of memories and experiences that should never be forgotten. Pure cinematic perfection.’
Call Me By Your Name is released in UK cinemas on October 27th, with Sony Pictures Classics releasing the film Stateside on November 24th. Expect this one to feature heavily during awards season. We’ll bring you more on a Call Me By Your Name sequel as it comes our way.