Call Me By Your Name Could Be The Surprise Hit Of The Awards Season

Like Brokeback Mountain and Moonlight before it, Call Me By Your Name tells the story of a forbidden, secretive love affair between two men. And like Moonlight, Call Me By Your Name could very easily be the surprise hit of the year when awards season rolls around.

During TIFF, Real Style had a chance to talk to the two stars of the film, Armie Hammer and  Timothée Chalamet, as well as director Luca Guadagnino. We got to find out how Guadagnino ended up directing the movie instead of just producing it, and how he went about casting it. We also got to find out why Hammer initially turned the role down, and how Guadagnino eventually talked him into it. Hammer himself called his choice to do the after all a good one, because it was “such a special experience.”

Call Me By Your Name opens today in the U.S., and on December 8th in Canada. It tells the story of a seventeen year old in Northern Italy in 1983, who begins a relationship with his father’s research assistant who is visiting from the U.S.. It’s a touching story based on the novel by André Aciman.

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