The first official trailer for the new film by Luca Guadagnino, Call Me By Your Name, described as a “standout gay romance”, has been released.
Based on the acclaimed novel by André Aciman, the film is set in the summer of 1983 in the north of Italy and follows Elio, a precocious 17-year-old American-Italian boy, who spends his days in his family’s 17th century villa transcribing and playing classical music, reading, and flirting with his friend Marzia. His life is turned upside down and changed forever when Oliver, a charming 24-year-old academic, arrives as the annual summer intern tasked with helping his father.
The cast includes Timothée Chalamet as Elio, Armie Hammer as Oliver, Michael Stuhlbarg and Amira Casar as Elio’s parents, Esther Garrel as Marzia, and others.
The trailer, featuring the song “Mystery of Love” by Sufjan Stevens, reveals that a passionate relationship develops between Elio and Oliver, after they give each other significant glances.
The film soundtrack features two previously unreleased tracks from the New York City-based singer-songwriter, who released, this year, a new collaborative album, entitled “Planetarium”, with Nico Muhly, Bryce Dessner, and longtime collaborator James McAlister.
Call Me By Your Name, which had its world premiere at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, is set to be released in the United States on November 24.