|R | 2h 12mins | Drama, Romance | 24 November 2017 (USA)
Call Me By Your Name is a sensual and transcendent tale of first love, based on the acclaimed novel by André Aciman with the same title. It’s the summer of 1983 in the north of Italy, and Elio Perlman, a precocious 17-year-old, spends his days in his family’s 17th century villa transcribing and playing classical music, reading, and flirting with his friend Marzia. While Elio’s sophistication and intellectual gifts suggest he is already a fully-fledged adult, there is much that yet remains innocent and unformed about him. One day, Oliver, a 24-year-old American college graduate student working on his doctorate, arrives as the annual summer intern tasked with helping Elio’s father. Over the course of the summer, Elio and Oliver form this undeniable attraction bond to eachother that will alter their lives forever.
The cast had to learn Italian for the film. Timothée spent 6 weeks in Itality before filming begun to learn the piano and guitar to play the classical pieces used in the film. The entire film was shot with a single 35mm lens. The film even got damadged but stayed in the film due to the effect it made. Timothée did not have to audition for the movie. Infact, he was casted in 2013. Most of the movie was fillmed in chronological order.
Producer(s): Luca Guadagnino