Director: Luca Guadagnino | 130-mins. | Italy/France/Brazil | 2017 | Drama/Romance | TRAILER Edmonton Premiere! Director Luca Guadagnino is undoubtedly cementing his status as a modern-day auteur with his work
Director: Luca Guadagnino | 130-mins. | Italy/France/Brazil | 2017 | Drama/Romance | TRAILER
Edmonton Premiere! Director Luca Guadagnino is undoubtedly cementing his status as a modern-day auteur with his work that explores romantic turmoil amidst the sun-kissed Italian countryside. This latest effort by Guadagnino is a lavish period piece revolving around the intimacy and infatuation that blossoms between two young men during a hot northern Italian summer in the 1980s. The revelatory leading performances show the character of Elio (Timothée Chalamet), a stilted American-Italian teenager, who has a sexual awakening stemming from Oliver (Armie Hammer), a charming American scholar visiting Elio’s family villa. The screenplay by James Ivory provides both a welcome retreading of the intellectual, emotional, and sensual aesthetic of the seminal Merchant Ivory Productions, of which Ivory co-founded, along with a distinct LGBTQ tone modern audiences and critics alike can not seem to get enough of. Italian, French and German with English subtitles.
About the Director:
Luca Guadagnino has been in director overdrive recently with two films coming out in 2017, CALL ME BY YOUR NAME and his remake of the 1977 horror film SUSPIRIA. His new status within the who’s-who of modern directors is well earned as he has been making exceptionally well-crafted films for almost twenty years, such as MELISSA P. (2005), I AM LOVE (2009), and A BIGGER SPLASH (2015). He lives and works in northern Italy and his love for his country is quite evident as his films are usually set in Italy and are certainly not shy render the beautiful landscape in a distinctly cinematic way.
Age appropriate for: 18+ (Sexual content)
Language: English, Italian, French & German
Official Selections: Berlin International Film Festival and Sydney Film Festival
Print source: Mongrel Media
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