Call Me by Your Name

Call Me by Your Name Information

Call Me by Your Name is an internationally co-produced coming-of-age drama film directed by Luca Guadagnino and written by James Ivory. It is based on the novel of the same name by Andr Aciman. The plot follows the seventeen-year-old curious Elio, who spends the summer holidays at the villa with his parents, bathes in the sea, flirts with his girlfriend Marzia, reads and transcribes classical music, until Oliver, the assistant of Elio's father, arrives. It stars Timothe Chalamet, Armie Hammer, Michael Stuhlbarg, Amira Casar, Esther Garrel, and Victoire Du Bois.

The film was picked up for distribution by Sony Pictures Classics before its world premiere at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival. Call Me by Your Name has received critical acclaim. Critics praised in particular Chalamet, Hammer and Stuhlbarg's performances, Guadagnino's direction and Ivory's screenplay. It will be released in the United States on November 24, 2017.


A young man named Elio (Timothe Chalamet), living in Italy during the 1980s, meets Oliver (Armie Hammer), an academic who has come to stay at his parents' villa, and a passionate relationship develops between them, as they bond over their sexuality, their Jewish heritage, and the landscape.


  • Timothe Chalamet as Elio Perlman
  • Armie Hammer as Oliver
  • Michael Stuhlbarg as Mr. Perlman
  • Amira Casar as Annella Perlman
  • Esther Garrel as Marzia
  • Victoire Du Bois as Chiara
  • Vanda Capriolo as Mafalda
  • Antonio Rimoldi as Anchise
  • Elena Bucci as Art Historian 1
  • Marco Sgrosso as Art Historian 2



On September 11, 2015, in an interview with The New York Times Style Magazine, James Ivory revealed that he was working on an adaptation of Andr Aciman"?s novel Call Me By Your Name, and that Shia LaBeouf and Greta Scacchi would be in the cast.

In an interview promoting his film A Bigger Splash in May 2016, Luca Guadagnino announced his intention to film an adaptation of Call Me by Your Name, taking inspiration from Maurice Pialat's Nos Amours. Guadagnino said he wasn't interested at all in including explicit sex scenes in the film since the tone would deviate drastically from what he initially planned. He said, "I wanted the audience to completely rely on the emotional travel of these people and feel first love. I didn't want the audience to find any difference or discrimination toward these characters. It was important to me to create this powerful universality, because the whole idea of the movie is that the other person makes you beautiful "? enlightens you, elevates you."

At first, Ivory and Guadagnino were going to co-direct the film, but Ivory dropped out from directing because the financier was concerned about possible conflicts. Ivory said, "I spent about nine months off-and-on doing that screenplay, and everybody liked it very much when I was finished. Because of the screenplay, they were finally able to raise the money to make it. However, the French financier thought that it would be awkward - and they were probably right - to have two directors working together. It might take longer, it would look terrible if we got in fights on the set, and so on. So I sold the rights to the screenplay to Luca"?s company and they made it."

On May 23, 2016, it was reported that the film had begun principal photography in the previous two weeks, and that it would star Timothe Chalamet, Michael Stuhlbarg, and Armie Hammer. Filming began in Crema, Italy on May 11, 2016 and was completed on June 20, 2016.

In September 2016, James Ivory revealed that Shia LaBeouf had gone to New York City to do a reading for the film and, according to Ivory, he was great. But as time passed, LaBeouf had various troubles, so the production company felt they couldn"?t wisely go with him. Ivory thought they could have, but the production company didn"?t agree with him.

The film was co-produced by Italy's Frenesy (Guadagnino"?s company), France's La Cinfacture, Brazilian company RT Features and American company Water"?s End Productions, with the support of the Italian Ministry for Cultural Heritage and Activities and Tourism.


The film had its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival on January 22, 2017. Prior to its premiere, Sony Pictures Classics acquired U.S. distribution rights to the film. The film was screened at the Berlin International Film Festival on February 13, 2017. It screened in the New Zealand International Film Festival and the Melbourne International Film Festival in August 2017. It also screened at the Toronto International Film Festival in September 2017 and at the Zurich Film Festival on October 2017.

It will be released in the United States on November 24, 2017 and in the UK on October 27 , 2017 .


The first official trailer was released on August 1, 2017.


Critical reception

On Rotten Tomatoes, the film has an approval rating of 96% with an average rating of 8.9/10 based on 52 reviews with the critical consensus stating, "Call Me by Your Nameoffers a melancholy, powerfully affecting portrait of first love, empathetically acted by Timothe Chalamet and Armie Hammer." On Metacritic, the film achieved an average score of 94 out of 100, based on 13 reviews, signifying "universal acclaim."

The film was praised by The Economist for its beauty and acting.

At the Toronto International Film Festival, the film was named second runner-up for the People's Choice Award.


Award Date of ceremony Category Recipient(s) and nominee(s) Result
Adelaide Film Festival October 12, 2017 Best Feature Call Me by Your Name
Berlin International Film Festival February 17, 2017 Teddy Award: Best Feature Film Call Me by Your Name
Gotham Independent Film Awards November 27, 2017 Best Feature Call Me by Your Name
Best Screenplay
Breakthrough Actor
Melbourne International Film Festival August 20, 2017 Audience Award Call Me by Your Name
San Sebastin International Film Festival September 29, 2017 Sebastiane Award Call Me by Your Name
Sydney Film Festival June 18, 2017 Foxtel Movies Audience Award Call Me by Your Name
Toronto International Film Festival September 17, 2017 People's Choice Award Call Me by Your Name

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