Few films have depicted the feeling of being in love quite like Call Me By Your Name, and so it was our pleasure to sit down with the man at the helm, as we interviewed director Luca Guadagnino when in Berlin for the film festival earlier this year.
We spoke to the filmmakers about his own experiences of being in love, particularly when a teenager and how he went about conveying these new, exciting emotions on screen. What undoubtedly helped, was leaving such emotions in the hands of two such remarkable actors, as Guadagnino speaks about his lead stars Timothee Chalamet and Armie Hammer.
He also speaks about the age difference between the two characters, and on his next film Suspiria, which in Berlin was getting rather a lot of hype, despite having not screened to the press yet. But if Call Me By Your Name is anything to go by, we could be in for something rather special with that one too.
It’s the summer of 1983, and precocious 17-year-old Elio Perlman is spending the days with his family at their 17th-century villa in Lombardy, Italy. He soon meets Oliver, a handsome doctoral student who’s working as an intern for Elio’s father. Amid the sun-drenched splendour of their surroundings, Elio and Oliver discover the heady beauty of awakening desire over the course of a summer that will alter their lives forever.
Call Me By Your Name is released on October 27th. You can read our 5* review of the film here.