Call Me by Your Name Movie Review

Starring: Timotheé Chalamet, Armie Hammer
Director: Luca Guadagnino
Released: Blu-ray and DVD 5th March 2018
Runtime: 2 hours 12 minutes
Rated: 15

4 Oscar® Nominations including Best Picture & Best Actor
4 BAFTA® Nominations including Best Film & Best Actor

Call Me by Your Name (2017)
Luca Guadagnino’s adaptation of André Aciman’s novel Call Me By Your Nameis a wonderful coming-of-age tale set in 1980s Italy.

Directed by Luca Guadagnino (A Bigger Splash) and starring Timotheé Chalamet (Interstellar), who won Actor of the Year at the London Film Critics’ Circle awards, and Armie Hammer (The Man From U.N.C.L.E) Call Me By Your Name is one of the finest films of 2018.

It’s the summer of 1983 in Italy, and Elio (Chalamet), a precocious 17-year-old, spends his days in his family’s villa transcribing and playing classical music, reading and flirting with his friend Marzia.

When Oliver (Armie Hammer), a charming American scholar, arrives as the annual summer intern tasked with helping Elio’s father, an eminent professor. Elio and Oliver discover the heady beauty of awakening desire over the course of a summer that will alter their lives forever.

The film plays out at a beautifully leisurely and unhurried pace that gives the actors time to fully bring their characters to life. The actors perform superbly, easily working through a range of emotions. They are worthy of the nominations they have received. The direction and cinematography is assured and very impressive.

Call Me By Your Name has been hailed as a major work of gay cinema… in actual fact it is a major work in cinema, full stop. Call Me By Your Name is essential viewing not only at Oscar time - at any time.

Author : Kevin Stanley