Why you should watch “Call me by your name”
Set in northern Italy in the 1980’s, this coming of age drama is one of the most purely passionate pieces of art I have ever had the pleasure of watching. Director Luca Guadagnino mastered the art of creating desire and romantic and sexual tension that flows throughout the movie. Beautiful shots of Italian landscapes, an overall calm atmosphere, and the feeling of longing that transforms into a very special kind of love – all this and more you can expect from this masterpiece. A beautifully soothing, at times tear-evoking, soundtrack accompanies the slowly evolving love story that unfolds between the two main characters Elio (Timothée Chalamet) and Oliver (Armie Hammer). Timothée Chalamet delivers an incredible performance. In the movie he speaks Italian, French and English and plays the Guitar and the Piano – everything to the point of perfection. He learned to play both these instruments and to speak Italian just for the movie. His portrayal of the character and his emotions carry so much depth and authenticity that it is no surprise he was nominated as Best Actor for this year’s Academy Awards. The movie was also nominated for Best Adapted Screenplay (won in this category), Best Original Song and Best Picture. German cinemas started screening the movie on March the First, so go on and get your tickets so you don’t miss out on this beauty on the big screen.
-Vanessa was listening to Sufjan Stevens’ – Mystery of Love, Futile Devices and Visions of Gideon from the movie’s soundtrack while writing this article