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''Call Me By Your Name'', the Academy award nominated 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, spends his days in his family's 17th century villa transcribing and playing classical music, reading, and flirting with his friend Marzia. Elio enjoys a close relationship with his father, an eminent professor specializing in Greco-Roman culture, and his mother Annella, a translator, who favor him with the fruits of high culture in a setting that overflows with 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. 

The original novel has been a perennial gay classic for over ten years, and Timothée Chalamet's multi award-nominated performance as Elio has made this a must-see film for a whole new generation. And with almost an hour's worth of special features, this is a dvd to savour.

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Starring: Timothée Chalamet, Armie Hammer, Michael Stuhlbarg, Amira Casar    Directed by: Luca Guadagnino

Regions: 4 and 2
Rating: M (Sex scenes, nudity and coarse language)
Time: 127 minutes
DVD Release Date: April 2018
Presentation: PAL, Colour, 1.85:1 Anamorphic Widescreen, Dolby Digital 5.1
Language: English, Italian, French with English Subtitles, Closed Captions in English  
Special Features: Snapshots of Italy - the making of Call Me By Your Name; In Conversation with Armie Hammer, Timothée Chalamet, Michael Stuhlbarg & Luca Guadagnino; Commentary by Timothée Chalamet & Michael Stuhlbarg; ''Mystery of Love'' by Sufjan Stevens


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  • 5
    Beautiful & Evocative

    Posted by GARRY RODGERS on 1st Jun 2018

    I purchased this video, knowing nothing about the story whatsoever, but my decision was based entirely on the description provided by The Bookshop, Darlinghurst's online listing. My partner and I loved the film so much that I am also in the process of ordering the novel/film tie-in, by the author, André Aciman. I am enticed by the idea that the book presents the epilogue to the story, not explored in the film - not that this detracts from the beautiful film in any way. The film presents a beautiful, evocative view of life as enjoyed by an American family in their beautiful, old villa in northern Italy and tells of the coming of age of their son, Elio, as he discovers his feelings for an older and much more gregarious and experienced, visiting intern (Oliver) - ostensibly staying at the villa to assist with Elio's father's excavation and antiquities research. The sultry Italian summer and the heady atmosphere of desire and longing are beautifully explored as the two main characters, Elio and Oliver are inextricably drawn into the exploration of their desire for each other and, in particular, Elio's exploration of his own burgeoning sexual awakening. The subject matter is beautifully and sensitively explored and one is reminded of the wonderful films of Ismael Merchant and James Ivory: "Maurice" (Ivory, interestingly, wrote the screenplay for "Call me by your name" and was also the screenplay writer for "Maurice" - another deeply moving and poignant exploration of sexual awakening (based on the posthumously published novel by E. M. Forster - now considered to be the writing of Forster who was wracked with guilt for having sexual feelings for other men - then still a serious crime, punishable by jail time, with hard labour, and described as "the love that dares not speak its name", written in the sexually forbidding climate of late Edwardian/early Georgian Britain [1913-18]), "Room with a view", "Howard's end" and countless other cinematic masterpieces. [Just do a web-search for "Merchant and Ivory Productions" and be amazed!]. It was no surprise to find that James Ivory had written the screenplay and was also Co-Producer of "Call me by your name". Most significant for viewers of this film is the final, father and son scene. The words spoken by Elio's father during this very beautiful moment in time need to be heard over and over by children and young people as they come to terms with their awakening feelings and also and especially by parents confronted by realisation of the newly-adult feelings of their teenage son/daughter. You will need, as I did, a supply of Kleenex! I'm looking forward to seeing this movie again, soon and also enjoying the original novel. Garry R.

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