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SUNDANCE 2017 Italy

Luca Guadagnino's Call Me by Your Name goes to Sundance

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- The latest film by the director of A Bigger Splash is based on André Aciman's book, which tells the story of the sudden and overwhelming attraction that blooms between two young boys

Luca Guadagnino's Call Me by Your Name goes to Sundance
Michael Stuhlbarg, Timothée Chalamet and Armie Hammer in Call Me by Your Name

Call Me by Your Name [+see also:
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Q&A: Luca Guadagnino
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 by Luca Guadagnino, written by the Italian director with James Ivory and Walter Fasano, will be shown in the World Premiere section of the 33rd Sundance Film Festival, which will take place from 19 to 29 January in Park City, Utah.

The film is based on the book of the same name by André Aciman, who is considered one of the best LGBT novelists of recent years, and tells the story of a summer on the Ligurian Riviera twenty years ago. Elio is 17-years-old, the son of a university professor, a sensitive and well-educated musician who, like every year, is waiting for the “guest of the summer”, a student who will come from New York to work on their post-doctoral thesis. But Oliver, the young American student, wins over everyone with his beauty and casual ways. Elio is enthralled: they discuss films, books, and take long walks together and go swimming. And between them an unexpected desire is born, one which touches them to their core, through suffering and ecstasy.

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Call Me by Your Name is an international co-production between Guadagnino’s company Frenesy, French company La Cinéfacture, American company Water’s End Productions, and Brazilian company RT Features, with the support of the Italian Ministry for Cultural Heritage and Activities and Tourism. The cast features Armie Hammer (Nocturnal Animals [+see also:
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), Timothée Chalamet (Interstellar [+see also:
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]
), Michael Stuhlbarg (Steve Jobs [+see also:
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), Amira Casar (Planetarium [+see also:
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interview: Rebecca Zlotowski
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]
), Esther Garrel (17 Girls [+see also:
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]
), Victoire Du Bois (From the Land of the Moon [+see also:
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]
). International sales are being handled by French company Memento Films International, which showed the promo reel for the film, currently in post-production, at the American Film Market last November.

(Translated from Italian)

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