The first trailer for Call Me By Your Name stars Armie Hammer as an alluring American Jewish scholar who enters into a passionate relationship with a seventeen-year-old boy in Italy during the 1980s. Directed by Luca Guadagnino – and based on the novel of the same name by André Aciman – the forthcoming English-language coming-of-age drama premiered at the Sundance Film Festival this past January.
Following the sale of the film’s distribution rights to Sony Pictures Classics, Guadagnino’s latest international co-production is all set to thrill viewers in the United States later this November. Featuring starring turns from Timothée Chalamet as the young Elio Perlman and Hammer as the elder Oliver – in addition to supporting appearances from Michael Stuhlbarg, Amira Casar, Esther Garrel, and Victoire Due Bois – Call Me By Your Name is sure to be an art house hit.
In the footage featured above, potential viewers of Call Me By Your Name can catch their first sneak peek behind the scenes at everything the new movie has to offer. As depicted, when the American Oliver arrives to stay at a local family’s villa, the Italian Elio finds himself attracted to the dashing figure cast by the 24-year-old Jewish scholar. After watching the trailer, you check out the film’s first poster in the space below:
Bolstered by plenty of dialogue that details and extols the virtues of the male form, Call Me By Your Name is sure to draw a crowd to what is shaping up to be another progressive drama in the same vein as last year’s Best Picture winning Moonlight. With any luck, domestic audiences will prove to be as thrilled with Guadagnino’s latest as Sundance attendees were earlier this year, and Call Me Your Name will perform admirably when it arrives in theaters later this fall.
Hammer recently entertained viewers of all ages with his voice over work in the Pixar animated feature Cars 3, but in his latest role the American thespian is playing to a decidedly more mature audience. And following its director’s critically acclaimed work on the independent drama A Bigger Splash last year, Call Me By Your Name should serve to satiate the appetites of the art house crowd. And while it’s still too early to say for sure, the film looks like it could be a contender on the awards circuit when Oscar season heats up later this year.
Source: Sony Pictures Classics
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