With the summer season coming to a close in the next few weeks all eyes in the film world will soon refocus and set its gaze on award season, with the season of film festivals almost upon us.

With Toronto and Venice Film Festivals next month with the London equivalent the month after, it’s full steam ahead for those films who are hoping to be in contention for the big prizes come February. One of the first out of the block this year is Call Me By Your Name, the new film from acclaimed filmmaker Luca Guadagnino, the director of A Bigger Splash and I Am Love. The film, which debuted at this year’s Sundance and Berlin Film Festivals earlier this year, has already been hailed by critics as one of the film’s of the year.

Call Me By Your Name - Armie Hammer

SEE ALSO: Read Stefan Pape’s review of Call Me By Your Name here

The film “tells the story of Elio and Oliver, who meet when Oliver comes to stay at Elio’s family villa in Italy.” The two become close and develop a chemistry that seems to be turning romantic. With a script that comes from James Ivory (Maurice) based on the novel by André Aciman, the film stars Timothée Chalamet (Interstellar) and Armie Hammer (Free Fire) as Elio and Oliver as well as Michael Stuhlberg (Steve Jobs).

Our own Stefan Pape has seen the film and gave it a glowing review, saying “The film triumphs thanks to Chalamet’s performance, as it’s hard to recall seeing a young actor turn in as accomplished a performance as he manages here.”

Call Me By Your Name will screen at the Toronto International Film Festival in September before it’s US release on November 24th. Us in the UK get the film slightly earlier, with a release set for October 27th.