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If you frequent Armie Hammer’s Instagram like I do, and you really should, you will have seen the beautiful pictures of Italy from a little over a year ago when he was filming the upcoming adaptation of André Aciman’s book Call Me By Your Name, out this fall. When the movie premiered at Sundance to rapturous reviews, fans began to get their hopes up.
Copies of the book were hard to find for a while, but with more copies printed due to the renewed interest I managed to get my hands on one, and it’s absolutely beautiful. The story centers around Elio and his family, who live in Italy. One summer in the late 80s, graduate student Oliver comes to study with Elio’s professor father, and the two young men become infatuated with each other. There’s a lot of talk of classics and music and everyone is just a little bit pretentious, but it didn’t bother me too much because the book also has some of the most incredible descriptions of love. I’m not a gay man, so I can’t empathize, but as a human being I can sympathize. Regardless, reading stories that center around characters that aren’t exactly like you is always a good thing.
The stunning poster for the movie was released last week,
and yesterday was the day fans have been anxiously awaiting for months. The first trailer came waltzing into our lives and ruined us forever.
This film looks so gorgeous I can’t stand it.
With an Italian countryside setting it’s no surprise that the cinematography is beautiful. That last shot; the upside down and the shadows and the moonlight, I’m in love. Musician Sufjan Stevens has written a few songs for the film, one of which, “Mystery of Love,” can be heard in the trailer.
They’re staying super true to the 80s fashion with all of those short shorts, for which I’m incredibly thankful. (The colors of Oliver’s bathing suits actually have significance in the book, and it was a very nice detail to keep in the movie.) The Perlman home and their family table are exactly like a pictured them.
You can see a ton of food on the table, but there’s a plate of peaches right in the center. I won’t spoil it here, but there’s an iconic scene with a peach in the book that will change the way you look at them forever.
Since Sundance, Call Me By Your Name has been on almost every list that predicts nominees and winners for awards season. Timothée Chalamet for Best Actor, Armie Hammer and Michael Stuhlbarg for Best Supporting Actor, Best Picture, and Best Director for Luca Guadagnino, are all easily possible.
Call Me By Your Name will be released on November 24th, when you’ll find me making my way to the theater like:
What do you think? Come cry with me in the comments.
Feature Image courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics