Filmmaker Luca Guadagnino has shown he’s something of a master at portraying sensuality on screen – such as the no dialogue opening segment of “A Bigger Splash” for example with Tilda Swinton and Matthias Schoenaerts sunbaking and enjoying each other’s bodies by a pool and on mud plains.
With his new film “Call Me By Your Name,” he builds a work around that idea as he adapts the story of a teenager (Timothee Chalamet) living in Italy in the 1980s with his academic parents. Along comes a handsome grad student (Armie Hammer) who stays over the Summer to help out. So begins a summer romance between the two men.
Playing at the Sundance Film Festival, the first handful of reviews have all been raves with a 97/100 on Metacritic and a 100% on Rotten Tomatoes with 21 reviews counted. Today, the first clip for the film has arrived over at Vanity Fair and can be seen below:
Sony Pictures Classics will release the film on screens this year but haven’t locked in a release date as yet.