Luca Guadagnino’s Call Me By Your Name will be the only Italian film in this year's Berlin Film Festival, and will be screened out of competition.
According to the film's distributor, Sony Pictures Classics, Call Me By Your Name is based on André Aciman’s acclaimed novel of the same name. Directed by Guadagnino and co-written by James Ivory, Walter Fasano and Guadagnino, it will have its world premiere at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival in the Premieres section.
Starring Armie Hammer, Timothée Chalamet and Michael Stuhlbarg, Call Me By Your Name explores the vital and cultivated Elio (Chalamet), the only child of the American-Italian-French Perlman family, who is facing another lazy summer at his parents’ villa in the beautiful Italian countryside when Oliver (Hammer), an academic who has come to help with Elio’s father’s research, arrives.
Sony Pictures Classics describes the film as "Visually rich, stunning, deeply emotional and sensual, Call Me By Your Name confirms Luca Guadagnino as one the world's master filmmakers."