After much waiting, Sony finally pulled the trigger and released the trailer for Call Me By Your Name, the adaptation of the outstanding homonymous novel by André Aciman that tells the story of an Italian summer love from the 1980’s that happened between Elio and Oliver. So far, the movie has premiered in a handful of festivals (Sundance, NZIFF, Berlinale, Sidney Film Festival, and going to TIFF in September) and has earned incredible praise, being seriously considered for major awards glory.
CMBYN also holds a 100% score on Rotten Tomatoes and a 98 on Metacritic, so it is really shaping up to be 2017’s La La Land and Moonlight. In fact, comparing it to the latter is going to be something you will read for the next eight months easily and, with good fortune, maybe it can also gain the prestige Moonlight did, but perhaps with less snafu at the Oscars.
In the trailer, you can spot the beautiful scenery as Elio meets Oliver for the first time — there are also two clips that have been released in the past few months — and the way he feels initially: shut down, unable to firmly explain it, and longing for the six weeks Oliver is spending at his house for the research on his paper to be over. Thankfully, this is a love story that also knows how to get happy as you can see the slow falling in love between these two men who learned to love each other very passionately as they try to make a summer that won’t be repeated count.
Call Me By Your Name premieres in the fall and stars future Academy Award Nominee Timothée Chalamet as Elio, Armie Hammer as Oliver, the fruit (may I even say peach?) of Elio’s affection, Michael Stuhlbarg as Mr. Pearlman, Amira Casar, and Esther Garrel. It is directed by proven director Luca Guadagnino and features original music from Sufjan Stevens.