Call me by Your Name | IMAGE+NATION


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montreal LESBIAN GAY BI TRANS film festival

Call me by Your Name

Luca Guadagnino 2017 France Italy 132min italian, german, french & english S.-T.F.

Italy, 1983. Seventeen-year-old Elio (Timothy Chalamet) is spending the summer with his academic parents (Michael Stuhlbarg & Amira Casar) in a picturesque villa. The arrival of an American grad student, Oliver (Armie Hammer), shakes up his summer plans, with his parents insisting he show the brash student around the city. Yet, despite his annoyance with the overly friendly Oliver, he finds certain feelings being stirred-up within him, and their initially antagonistic relationship takes a more playful turn, eventually climaxing in full-fledged passion. Luca Guadagnino’s adaptation of the classic novel by André Aciman is rightly being called a landmark gay romance. It’s both mainstream enough to catch-on with a broad audience, but also delicate and authentic in a way few Hollywood films manage. It’s anchored by a star-making turn by Chalamet, and superb supporting work from Hammer (in his most charismatic role to date), as well as nicely non-stereotypical parts for Casar and Stuhlbarg as Elio’s parents. These performances, along with the sumptuous visuals, and Sufjan Stevens’s haunting score make Call me by Your Name one of the year’s best films, and one that simply cannot be missed. Come see why it was the toast of Sundance, Berlinale and TIFF. – Chris Bumbray

14.50 CAD