Call Me By Your Name is one of the biggest gay romances of the year.
The critically-acclaimed movie tells the story of Elio (Timothée Chalamet) who falls in love with Oliver, (Armie Hammer), an American academic who comes to stay at his family’s home in Italy during the summer of 1983.
As well as the incredible word-of-mouth buzz that the movie’s received, it’s also been nominated for three major Golden Globe awards, including Best Motion Picture, Best Actor (Chalamet), and Best Supporting Actor (Hammer).
It’s also (quite understandably) been receiving a lot of attention for it’s two lead stars, Hammer and Chalamet, who’s charms haven’t gone amiss on viewers. Let’s just say there’s plenty to admire…
Check out a selection of stills from the movie below, and if you haven’t already, make sure you go and see it.
During a recent interview, Hammer revealed that while his vintage short shorts might have been appropriate for the 1980s era the movie’s set in, they led to some unexpected wardrobe malfunctions.
“There was a few times where they had to go back and digitally remove my balls from the movie,” he said. “They were short shorts. What’re you gonna do?”
We’re keeping our fingers crossed for an unedited director’s cut on the DVD release.
Meanwhile, during an interview with Gay Times, the movie’s director Luca Guadagnino revealed that we could see Elio and Oliver again in another one of his movies.
At the end of André Aciman’s novel, which the movie is based upon, the connection between Elio and Oliver spans 20 years as they sporadically stay in touch following their magical summer together.
In the film, however, it ends just months after that summer with a very powerful scene of Elio staring into the fire after suffering teen heartache.
So why did Luca decide to stop the film where he did?
“I like the present now and then, and I didn’t want it to be something retrospective,” he told us at the European premiere of Call Me By Your Name, which was part of the BFI London Film Festival.
“Maybe in time we’ll be able to tell more stories about these people.”
Asked if he’s spoken to the author about a sequel, he added: “I’ve spoken to Andre about that and, yeah, André is up for it.”
If all goes well for Call Me By Your Name upon its release, we could well be seeing more of this love affair play out on the big screen in the future.