Film Review: Call Me By Your Name

Directed by Luca Guadagnino and based on André Aciman‘s 2007 novel of the same name, Call Me By Your Name is set in 1980s Italy where a romance blossoms between a seventeen-year-old student (Timothée Chalamet) and the older man (Armie Hammer) hired as his father’s research assistant.

The film is the final installment in Guadagnino’s Desire trilogy after I Am Love (2009) and A Bigger Splash (2015).

Rating:

Loved, loved, loved this. I think I will be watching it on repeat for the foreseeable future.

It’s taken me a good while to enjoy Armie Hammer’s performances, but after The Man From UNCLE I was quickly convinced otherwise. And now this! I am a new fan.

And Timothée Chalamet! I can’t wait to see more from him (although with maybe fewer peaches involved).

This is such a beautiful and romantic story. I especially love the support of Elio’s family, which I think really makes this to feel so delicate. I could watch the closing scene of Elio staring into the fire forever. Absolutely beautiful!

“I remember everything.”

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About Charlie Morris

Proofreader and film blogger living in Cornwall.

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