Saturday, 17 June 2017

Call Me By Your Name

(2017 Sydney Film Festival)

In 1983 in Northern Italy an American Research Fellow (Armie Hammer) joins an academic family for a six weeks summer placement. The family's seventeen years old son Elio (Timothy Chalamet) at first resents the scholar's behaviour then seeks his attention as he finds himself attracted to him.

'Call Me By Your Name' paints an unhurried picture of Italian summer leisure.

Chalamet presents a fascinating air of insouciance until his character is struck by the full weight of his infatuation with Hammer's character.


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