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Top 100 Most Anticipated Foreign Films of 2017: #33. Luca Guadagnino’s Call Me by Your Name

Call Me by Your Name

Director: Luca Guadagnino
Writer: Luca Guadagnino, James Ivory, Walter Fasano

A surprise announcement came when Luca Guadagnino was in the middle of production on Call Me by Your Name, based on the revered novel Andre Aciman and adapted by Guadagnino and James Ivory. An international co-production, it’s headlined by Armie Hammer and features a notable supporting cast, particularly the acclaimed Amira Casar and Michael Stuhlbarg. Aciman’s novel details a passionate tryst from two decades in the past, when a 17 year-old boy comes of age with a surprise romance with a visiting student (Hammer) arrives in his home, a handsome gentleman who holds everyone around him in his thrall.

Cast: Armie Hammer, Timothee Chalamet, Amira Casar, Michael Stuhlbarg, Esther Garrel.

Production Co./Producer(s): Frenesy Film Company, La Cinefacture, Water;s Ends Productions, RT Features.

U.S. Distributor: Rights available.

Release Date: The film will premiere in January, 2017 at the Sundance Film Festival.

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Los Angeles based Nicholas Bell is's Chief Film Critic and covers film festivals such as Sundance, Berlin, Cannes and TIFF. He is part of the critic groups on Rotten Tomatoes, The Los Angeles Film Critics Association (LAFCA), the Online Film Critics Society (OFCS) and GALECA. His top 3 for 2021: France (Bruno Dumont), Passing (Rebecca Hall) and Nightmare Alley (Guillermo Del Toro). He was a jury member at the 2019 Cleveland International Film Festival.

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