WIFF | FILMS

CALL ME BY YOUR NAME

Review

Director:

Luca Guadagnino

Genre:

Biography

Country:

 Italy/France/Brazil/USA

Rated:

UNRATED

Year:

2017

Language:

English/Italian/French/German

Runtime:

130 Minutes

Description:

Set in the sun-kissed landscape of Lombardy, Northern Italy, Call Me By Your Name is a note-perfect tale of forbidden love. It brings together a 17-year-old boy on the cusp of adulthood and his father’s research assistant as the two protagonists whose summer in the countryside opens new doors for both of them.

When hunky 24-year-old Oliver shows up, his boss’s 17-year-old son, Elio, is initially cool and distant. He has a beautiful girlfriend who takes up most of his emotional time. Cast inadvertently into playing the role of good host, escorting Oliver around town and country, Elio finds himself confounded by a growing physical attraction to the visitor.

The film’s lush sensuality casts a very special spell that is impossible to resist.

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