PRESENTED BY SCREEN NEXT THE SEA
At Alderman Peel High School,
Market Lane, Wells NR23 1RB
In English, Italian and French –subtitles where necessary
Directed by Luca Guadagnino and starring Arnie Hammer, Timothee Chalamet, Michael Stuhlbarg, Amiia Casar, Esther Garrel &Victoire Du Bois.
Nominated for best feature at this year’s Berlin Film Festival, Luca Guadagnino’s latest film is a sublime, sun-kissed romance based on the acclaimed novel by André Aciman. During the shimmering summer of 1983, precocious Italian-American teenager Elio (a revelatory Chalamet) spends his days at his family’s 17th-century Lombardy villa studying music and flirting with his friend Marzia (Esther Garrel). When the much older Oliver (Hammer) arrives to study with his historian father (Stuhlbarg), however, Elio’s romantic ambitions develop in a very different direction. Reining in the ostentatious style that characterised his earlier work, Guadagnino (I Am Love, A Bigger Splash) immerses the viewer in the stunning, seductive setting of the Italian Riviera, and allows Call Me By Your Name to flourish as an evocation of the universal joys and pains of first love.
“It’s an incomparably lovely period romance, as warm and therapeutic as the sunlight which suffuses every frame” Robbie Collin, The Telegraph.