Call Me By Your Name was one of the undisputed buzz hits of this year’s Sundance Film Festival, beloved by audiences, rhapsodized by critics, and quickly picked up by Sony Pictures Classics for release late in the calendar year, in our old pal awards season. Well, the fall is fast approaching, so now we’ve got a trailer.
The director is Italian sensualist Luca Guadagnino, whose last picture was the wonderful A Bigger Splash – a film with a sex-in-the-sun vibe that carries over to his latest. Based on the novel by André Aciman (adapted for the screen by James Ivory, of Merchant-Ivory fame), Call Me By Your Name concerns a 17-year-old American Italian (Timothée Chalamet), and how the time he spends in that formative summer with a visiting American scholar (Armie Hammer) leads him to, shall we say, figure some stuff out.
Take a look:
Call Me By Your Name will play at the Toronto International Film Festival in September. It rolls out in limited release on November 24.