It’s a lazy summer in 1983 Italy, and 17-year-old Elio (Timothée Chalamet) is passing the days at his family’s villa. Into this picture of contentment strides Oliver, a dashing postgraduate studying under Elio’s father and awakening passionate desire in Elio. As romance blooms between the two, Elio gains a new understanding of who he is.
A sumptuous romance in the sun-drenched Italian countryside, CALL ME BY YOUR NAME is the final chapter in director Luca Guadagnino’s “Desire” trilogy, following up on his similarly acclaimed I AM LOVE and A BIGGER SPLASH. Directing from a script co-written by legendary filmmaker James Ivory, Guadagnino gets personal in this gentle, intimate portrait of a summer that changes the film’s characters lives forever.
Featuring captivating performances by Armie Hammer (THE SOCIAL NETWORK), Michael Stuhlbarg (A SERIOUS MAN), and breakout lead Chalamet, CALL ME BY YOUR NAME explores first love and self-discovery with disarming honesty. From the depths of heartbreak to the heights of joy, it’s a story of coming out and coming of age that critics and audiences can’t help but fall in love with.