It’s going to feature at or near the top of many ‘Best Of’ lists come the end of the year, and now Sony Pictures Classics has unveiled a new clip from its critically acclaimed Luca Guadagnino drama “Call Me By Your Name” which gives us a sight that offers a welcome smile in these dark days – that of Armie Hammer dancing to “Love My Way”.
Additionally Guadagnino has slammed the industry’s push towards digital, saying it is creating an uninspiring sameness to aesthetics:
“I think it’s laziness. It’s an ideological lie of the industry to say ‘don’t shoot on film because it’s less expensive to shoot on digital’. I see directors that I love, who have been making films forever on film, surrendering to the ideology of digital – it’s ridiculous, it’s a complete lie, and it makes me furious.”
The filmmaker also says the limitation of a film reel is what makes the tension of a performance come off the screen.
‘Call Me’ is set in 1983 and follows Timothee Chalamet as a precocious 17-year-old American-Italian boy on summer vacation with his family at their Italian villa. When a charming American scholar (Hammer) comes to work with the boy’s father, a summer romance sparks that awakens feelings of first love.
James Ivory penned the script based on the Andre Aciman novel of the same. Michael Stuhlbarg, Amira Casar, and Esther Garrel co-star in the film which opens in cinemas on November 24th.