‘Call Me By Your Name’ Trailer Reveals One of the Best Films of the Year
Sony Pictures Classics has released the first trailer for director Luca Guadagnino’s (A Bigger Splash) critically acclaimed new drama Call Me by Your Name. Based on the novel by André Aciman, the film takes place in 1983 and stars Timothée Chalamet (Interstellar) as a precocious 17-year-old American-Italian boy who’s on summer vacation with his family at their Italian villa. When a charming American scholar (Armie Hammer) comes to work with the boy’s father, a summer romance sparks that awakens feelings of first love, brilliantly and sensually captured by Guadagnino and bolstered by phenomenal performances.
I don’t know if there’s a trailer that could adequately convey the power of Guadagnino’s movie. It’s a movie you sink into, and let it slowly wash over you rather than something that’s filled with big moments that can easily be put into a trailer. That being said, this trailer isn’t too bad, although it seems a little skittish about playing up the romance between Chalamet and Hammer’s characters, instead opting to highlight that relationship as well as one Chalamet has with a local girl. Both are important, but the film’s energy comes from what’s on screen between Chalamet and Hammer.
Watch the Call Me By Your Name trailer below and click here to read Adam’s review from the 2017 Sundance Film Festival. The movie also stars Michael Stuhlbarg, Amira Casar, and Esther Garrel. Call Me By Your Name opens in theaters on November 24th.
Here’s the official synopsis for Call Me By Your Name:
CALL ME BY YOUR NAME, the new film by Luca Guadagnino, is a sensual and transcendent tale of first love, based on the acclaimed novel by André Aciman. It’s the summer of 1983 in the north of Italy, and Elio Perlman (Timothée Chalamet), a precocious 17- year-old American-Italian boy, spends his days in his family’s 17th century villa transcribing and playing classical music, reading, and flirting with his friend Marzia (Esther Garrel). Elio enjoys a close relationship with his father (Michael Stuhlbarg), an eminent professor specializing in Greco-Roman culture, and his mother Annella (Amira Casar), a translator, who favor him with the fruits of high culture in a setting that overflows wit h natural delights. While Elio’s sophistication and intellectual gifts suggest he is already a fully-fledged adult, there is much that yet remains innocent and unformed about him, particularly about matters of the heart. One day, Oliver (Armie Hammer), a charming American scholar working on his doctorate, arrives as the annual summer intern tasked with helping Elio’s father. Amid the sun-drenched splendor of the setting, Elio and Oliver discover the heady beauty of awakening desire over the course of a summer that will alter their lives forever.