Both men flirt and party with girls, so there’s an element of will they or won’t they. The pace is slow and leisurely. I wish it didn’t end the way it does, but that’s indicative of the time and perhaps it wouldn’t have the impact that it does.
The story is based on André Aciman’s novel of the same name. The ending in the book sounds more satisfying from the Wikipedia entry (spoiler alert).
At just over two hours, the length is the only negative. There’s something irresistibly charming about this film. I admit I wish I was there spending my summer in among the fruit trees.
Fact: Call Me By Your Name was the recipient of the Audience Award for Best Film at the 2017 Melbourne International Film Festival and the runner-up at the Sydney Film Festival.
About Call Me By Your Name
- Screenplay: James Ivoy
- Filmmaker: Luca Guadagnino (I Am Love, A Bigger Splash)
- Soundtrack: includes new music by Sufjan Stevens
- Director: Luca Guadagnino
- Cast: Armie Hammer, Timothee Chalamet, Michael Stuhlbarg, Amira Casar, Esther Garrel, Victor Du Bois