In 1983, the son of an American professor is enamored by the graduate student who comes to study and live with his family in their northern Italian home. Together, they share an unforgettable summer full of music, food, and romance that will forever change them.
Set over one summer, the film follows precocious 6-year-old Moonee as she courts mischief and adventure with her ragtag playmates and bonds with her rebellious but caring mother, all while living in the shadows of Disney World.
An other-worldly fairy tale, set against the backdrop of Cold War era America circa 1962. In the hidden high-security government laboratory where she works, lonely Elisa (Sally Hawkins) is trapped in a life of isolation. Elisa's life is changed forever when she and co-worker Zelda (Octavia Spencer) discover a secret classified experiment.
Guillermo del Toro
CALL ME BY YOUR NAME, the new film by Luca Guadagnino, is a sensual and transcendent tale of first love, based on the acclaimed novel by André Aciman. It's the summer of 1983 in the north of Italy, and Elio Perlman (Timothée Chalamet), a precocious 17- year-old American-Italian boy, spends his days in his family's 17th century villa transcribing and playing classical music, reading, and flirting with his friend Marzia (Esther Garrel). Elio enjoys a close relationship with his father (Michael Stuhlbarg), an eminent professor specializing in Greco-Roman culture, and his mother Annella (Amira Casar), a translator, who favor him with the fruits of high culture in a setting that overflows with natural delights. 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, particularly about matters of the heart. One day, Oliver (Armie Hammer), a charming American scholar working on his ... Written by
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In an interview with the website Creative Screenwriting in May 2017, James Ivory revealed that initially, he and Luca Guadagnino would co-direct the film. The rights to the novel were optioned by some friends of Ivory who live in upstate New York, one of them was an agent in Hollywood and the other was then a would-be producer. They asked Ivory whether he would be interested in being an executive producer on a film adaptation of the book if they were able to get it going, and Ivory agreed. Time passed, and they weren't able to get it going because they couldn't find anyone to direct that had a track record. Then they found Luca Guadagnino and he made the suggestion that he co-direct the film with Ivory. They asked Ivory if he would be willing to co-direct it with Guadagnino, and though he didn't really know him, Ivory said, "Sure, but if I do that I want to have my own screenplay." Ivory didn't want anybody else writing the screenplay if he were co-directing and he spent nine months writing it, and because of the screenplay they were finally able to raise the money to make the film. But the French financier thought that it would be awkward to have two directors working together, so Ivory sold the rights to the screenplay to Guadagninos company and they made it. See more »
Two tough and demanding roles for Armie and a newcomer Timothée
Timothée, btw, starred in three films I saw this year at 2017 Tiff.
He is in demand and taking on difficult roles is the way to get larger ones.
It has an interesting premise, I imagine that all of the rave reviews about this film are in regards to its homosexual content, which quite frankly doesn't really excite me, that being said, certain elements were particularly well done.
Specifically the acceptance of this by the characters parents in the story.
Particularly noteworthy are the words of fatherly advice given to Timothée's character at the end of the film.
While pushing towards universal acceptance the director did include some content that could 'gross people out' it also had some problems with pace.
This is based on a novel written by Andre Aciman and the words I mentioned before come directly from his book and looks at Americans from a European point of view.
Thanks to the leads and filmmakers who came to the Q&As.
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