"A masterpiece... hardly the first film set in Italy to juxtapose youth and beauty and fleeting seasons with ancient buildings and ruins. But I can't recall such a continuum between the ephemeral and the enduring"
A story of summer love unlike any other, the sensual new film from Luca Guadagnino is set in 1983, charting the slowly ripening romance between Elio, a teen on the verge of discovering himself, and Oliver, the handsome older grad student whom his professor father has invited to their vacation home in Northern Italy. Adapted from the wistful novel by André Aciman, Call Me by Your Name is Guadagnino's most exquisitely rendered, visually restrained film, capturing with eloquence the confusion and longing of youth.
Call Me By Your Name premiered at this year's Berlinale and is currently in limited release in the United States.