The Sensual Trailer For Sundance Hit ‘Call Me By Your Name’ Is Finally Here
It’s about a same-sex coming-of-age love story
Call Me By Your Name has been making headlines since it debuted at Sundance back in January. The coming-of-age film, telling the story of a first same-sex love, has been touted as being one of the best of the year. A brief glimpse at the trailer for the indie darling will give you an inkling why.
The film is set in Italy in 1983 where 17-year-old Elio (Timothée Chalamet) spends his summer reading books, transcribing music, swimming by the river, and going out at night. Eventually, he also spends that time falling for 24-year-old American student Oliver (Armie Hammer) who moves into his father's house.
Sexual tension is aplenty in the glimpse. So is the masterful film work from director Luca Guadagnino (of A Bigger Splash fame). More than that, we get a taste of an intimate, moving first love (soundtracked to a new Sufjan Stevens song) that, perhaps, shouldn’t be.
Chalamet, who appeared in Homeland prior, is said to give the breakthrough performance of a lifetime. “Timothée is the best thing in this movie,” Hammer told Vulture in an interview, “and he deserves every single accolade he’s going to get for it.” Hammer’s charm isn’t to be dismissed though. “Call me by your name, and I’ll call you by mine,” he whispers in the trailer.
If the reviews are to be believed, Call Me By Your Name will be mentioned in the same breath as other queer masterpieces like Brokeback Mountain, Carol, and Moonlight. We’ll have to wait until November 24 to fall in love with it ourselves though.