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Call Me By Your Name




They arrive on their bikes at the little town square. OLIVER buys a pack of cigarettes, Gauloises. He lights one up, then offers one to ELIO.



You want to try one?


ELIO nods and OLIVER cups his hands very near Elio’s face and lights his cigarette.



Not bad, right?



(drawing on it)

Not bad at all. I thought you didn’t smoke.



I don’t.

(taking another drag)


They walk their bikes towards the little World War I memorial in the center of the square which is dedicated to the youth of the town who perished in the Battle of Piave. They pause a moment to read the plaque.



World War II? Did the Allies fight near here?



No. This is World War I. You’d have to be at least eighty years old to have known any of them.



Is there anything you don’t know? I never heard of the Battle of Piave.


ELIO looks at OLIVER. He hesitates, then bursts out:



I know nothing Oliver. Nothing, just nothing.



(looking at him steadily)

You know more than anyone around here.



If you only knew how little I know about the things that really matter.



What things that matter?


ELIO looks him straight in the eye for once, summoning up his




You know what things. By now you of all people should know.





Why are you telling me all this?



Because I thought you should know.



(he repeats ELIO’s words slowly, playing for time as he considers them)

Because you thought I should know.



Because I want you to know

(blurting it out)

Because there is no one else I can say this to but you.


There is a magnificent view. A tiny bus works its way uphill, with some bikers struggling behind it. To buy time, OLIVER turns to look at it before replying:



Are you saying what I think you’re saying?





Now that he’s spilled the beans at last, ELIO takes on the laid-back, mildly exasperated air which the felon has, once he surrendered to the police, when he confesses how he robbed the store.

OLIVER looks at ELIO for a long moment, then gestures towards the shop front where he takes his manuscript to be typed up.



Wait for me here. Don’t go away.



(looking at OLIVER with a confiding smile)

You know I’m not going anywhere.


Two buses stop nearby to unload their passengers – older women arriving from adjoining villages to shop. ELIO turns to read the names listed on the monument. OLIVER returns.




They’ve mixed up my pages and now they have to retype the whole thing. So I have nothing to work on this afternoon. Which sets me back a whole day. Damn!


ELIO looks as if it has been his fault the typist made a mistake.



I wish I hadn’t spoken.



I’m going to pretend you never did.




Does this mean we’re on speaking terms - but not really?


OLIVER thinks about this.



Look, we can’t talk about such things, we really can’t.


He slings his bag with its papers around him and the two are

off down hill.

Mystery of Love

Music video for “Mystery of Love” by Sufjan Stevens from the Call Me By Your Name soundtrack featuring footage from the film as well as footage filmed at the M.A.N. (Museo Archeologico Nazionale of Naples).


Oh, to see without my eyes
The first time that you kissed me
Boundless by the time I cried
I built your walls around me
White noise, what an awful sound
Fumbling by Rogue River
Feel my feet above the ground
Hand of God, deliver me


Oh, oh woe-oh-woah is me
The first time that you touched me
Oh, will wonders ever cease?
Blessed be the mystery of love


Lord, I no longer believe
Drowned in living waters
Cursed by the love that I received
From my brother's daughter
Like Hephaestion, who died
Alexander's lover
Now my riverbed has dried
Shall I find no other?


Oh, oh woe-oh-woah is me
I'm running like a plover
Now I'm prone to misery
The birthmark on your shoulder reminds me


How much sorrow can I take?
Blackbird on my shoulder
And what difference does it make
When this love is over?
Shall I sleep within your bed
River of unhappiness
Hold your hands upon my head
Till I breathe my last breath


Oh, oh woe-oh-woah is me
The last time that you touched me
Oh, will wonders ever cease?
Blessed be the mystery of love

Love My Way

CALL ME BY YOUR NAME, the new film by Luca Guadagnino, is a sensual and transcendent tale of first love, based on the acclaimed novel by André Aciman.


The Psychedelic Furs' official music video for 'Love My Way'.


They'd put us on a railroad
They'd dearly make us pay
For laughing in their faces
And making it our way
There's emptiness behind their eyes
There's dust in all their hearts
They just want to steal us all 
And take us all apart
But not in

Love my way, it's a new road
I follow where my mind goes
Love my way, it's a new road
I follow where my mind goes

Call Me By Your Name

From Little White Lies:

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.

Call Me By Your Name

'Call Me by Your Name' isn’t just the steamy, sad story of a slightly illicit gay romance. It’s also a witty, observant depiction of the social rhythms of life.

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.