Vulture just dropped the trailer for Luca Guadagnino’s Cannes smash-hit Call Me by Your Name, and it’s here to fuck up your afternoon with soothing new Sufjan Stevens tunes and the wistful ache of young love. Also, it’s here to make you feel very, very fat and totally unstylish and oh my god it’s so unfair that Armie Hammer gets to wake up every morning looking like that. Yeah, we’re covered in drool. And tears. Or some combination of the two.
Take a peek:
Damn, that Sufjan got us all melancholy now; Pitchforksays the song is called “Mystery of Love” which is so perfectly on the nose that we’re astonished it isn’t airing in between Poison and Whitney Houston tracks somewhere in 1988. There’s plenty of gorgeous cinematography to go around here, and it’s always nice to see a Michael Stuhlbarg in something well worth his time. We’re glad that Timothee Chalamet is being used significantly better than he was in Hot Summer Nights, as he’s got a shitload of talent and it looks like Guadagnino saw something similar in him. But mainly we’re still in awe of Guadagnino’s significant talent and skill, and we can’t wait for this and his Suspiria remake. Yeah, that’s right, he did it.
Well, boy, we’re going to go off and cry now and reminisce about our long-lost youth, but here’s a detailed synopsis via Rotten Tomatoes:
A sensual and transcendent tale of first love, based on the acclaimed novel by André Aciman. It’s the summer of 1983 in the north of Italy, and Elio Perlman (Timothée Chalamet), a precocious 17- year-old American-Italian boy, spends his days in his family’s 17th century villa transcribing and playing classical music, reading, and flirting with his friend Marzia (Esther Garrel). Elio enjoys a close relationship with his father (Michael Stuhlbarg), an eminent professor specializing in Greco-Roman culture, and his mother Annella (Amira Casar), a translator, who favor him with the fruits of high culture in a setting that overflows with natural delights. While Elio’s sophistication and intellectual gifts suggest he is already a fully-fledged adult, there is much that yet remains innocent and unformed about him, particularly about matters of the heart. One day, Oliver (Armie Hammer), a charming American scholar working on his doctorate, arrives as the annual summer intern tasked with helping Elio’s father. Amid the sun-drenched splendor of the setting, Elio and Oliver discover the heady beauty of awakening desire over the course of a summer that will alter their lives forever.
Call Me by Your Name hits theaters on November 24.