Thursday, Mar. 22 @ 7 pm / Galaxy Cinemas / Sault Ste. Marie, ON
Director: Luca Guadagnino
English/Italian/French/German with English subtitles; 130 minutes
Rating: R for sexual content, nudity and some language
It’s 1983, and 17-year-old Elio (Timothée Chalamet) is spending the summer at a beautiful Italian villa with his translator mother (Amira Casar) and Greco-Roman professor father (Michael Stuhlbar). Each year, his father takes on an academic assistant for six weeks. This year’s guest, Oliver (Armie Hammer), resembles the Greek statues he studies and it’s not long before an attraction simmers between the young adult and the graduate student. Offering ripe, glowing
visual details, Call Me by Your Name drenches us with the golden heat of a Northern Italian summer in this sensual masterpiece.
Even as he beguiles us with mystery, Guadagnino recreates Elio’s life-changing summer with such intensity that we might as well be
experiencing it first-hand. It’s a rare gift that earns him a place in the
pantheon alongside such masters of sensuality as Pedro Amodóvar and François Ozon. Peter Debruge, Variety
The direction by Luca Guadagnino is reminiscent of Bertolucci’s
sensitivity at its best, the fabulous cinematography by Sayombhu
Mukdeeprom rapturously captures the rich work of art that is Italy in summer, and the actors are to die for. Rex Reed, New York Observer
One of the very best films of the year. Guadagnino, a master cinema
sensualist, and his award-caliber actors Chalamet, Hammer and Stuhlbarg create a love story for the ages and a new film classic.
Peter Travers, Rolling Stone