MUN Cinema Series: Call Me by Your Name
Thursday, Feb. 15, 7-9:15 p.m.
Cineplex Scotiabank Theatre, Avalon Mall
Call Me by Your Name (Italy, France, Brazil, USA 2017) 132 min. Directed by Luca Guadagnino. With Armie Hammer, Timothée Chalamet, Michael Stuhlbarg, Amira Casar et al. If you haven’t already heard of this film then you need to get out more. All the critics adore it and for so many reasons. First, it’s a lavish visual feast for the eyes, bathed in the seductive summer light of northern Italy. Second, this is a coming-of-age film, a coming-out film, a love story, and one with stunningly good-looking young men as the focus of our gaze. Elio is a 17-year-old Italian who falls for a student visitor to the family estate, the twenty-something American-Italian named Oliver. The film rolls out their inevitable attraction in appropriately slow and delicious fashion, as the heat-soaked days sensually slide into one another. It’s the early ‘eighties, easily imagined as a golden age when people held books in their hands and actually read them, talked about art, indulged in the art of speaking, and had attention spans that lasted more than a tweet. You’ll be bathing yourself in beauty. Don’t miss it—and line-up early.
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