It’s here – the trailer to one of the best films we’ve seen in 2017. In fact, if there’s a better film to come out before the year’s end, then this will truly have been a vintage crop. Director Luca Guadagnino follows up A Bigger Splash with something a little different, a supremely atmospheric and emotional love story set in northern Italy during the early ’80s.
It stars Armie Hammer as a philosophy/linguistics academic who takes a summer internship with a professor (Michael Stuhlbarg) and ends up forming a fast friendship with Elio, the professor’s son. With an extraordinary script by James Ivory, adapted from André Aciman’s 2007 novel and incredible deployment of Sufjan Stevens’ music on the soundtrack, you should really believe the hype, and then some.
Summer of 1983, Northern Italy. An American-Italian is enamored by an American student who comes to study and live with his family. Together they share an unforgettable summer full of music, food, and romance that will forever change them.
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You’ll see that in this exclusive clip from director Luca Guadagnino’s beautiful Sundance hit, which shows the first stirrings of a connection that’s maybe more than platonic between precocious teen Elio (Timothée Chalamet) and Oliver (Armie Hammer), the grad student Adonis spending the summer at Elio’s family’s summer home in northern Italy. The scene, set during an afternoon volleyball game with some Italian and French locals, shows off the movie’s summery atmosphere and its unexpected humor. Sony Pictures Classics has not yet set a release date for this film, but it will screen next at the Berlin Film Festival in February.
A BIGGER SPLASH - Directed by Luca Guadagnino, and starring Ralph Fiennes, Dakota Johnson, Matthias Schoenaerts and Tilda Swinton.
Rock legend Marianne Lane is recuperating on the volcanic island of Pantelleria with her partner Paul when iconoclast record producer and old flame Harry unexpectedly arrives with his daughter Penelope and interrupts their holiday, bringing with him an A-bomb blast of nostalgia from which there can be no rescue. A BIGGER SPLASH is a sensuous portrait of desire, jealousy and rock and roll, under the Mediterranean sun.