Call Me By Your Name, a film about the charged summer relationship between the son of an American professor and a visiting grad student, has been getting rapturous early reviews from people whose judgement I trust. There’s already a lot of Award chatter for the film itself and for Timothée Chalamet’s lead performance as the 17-year-old Elio Perlman. On Rotten Tomatoes, the film has a 96% fresh rating.
I don’t know. The movie is based on a novel of the same name by André Aciman. I tried, twice, to read it, but I couldn’t get beyond the first 40 pages. I found Elio’s first-person narration to be a little more lush and effete than I could take.
The script for the film is by James Ivory, which almost goes without saying, because the movie is 1) homoerotic and 2) set in Italy. I mean, who better?
Call Me By Your Name will be released in the United States on 24 November 2017, and yes, that’s Sufjan Stevens on the film’s soundtrack.