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What to watch on Netflix

What to watch on Netflix

CALL ME BY YOUR NAME

This independent movie by Luca Guadagnino, is not new, actually it was launched in 2017 and was responsible for launching in to the spot light the talent young actor Timothée Chalamet. And we have to say that Chalamet’s performance as Elio is outstanding, without Chalamet’s talent, the film would not be what it is.

Call me by your name, is 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, spends his days in his family’s 17th century villa. 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.

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.

Half a year after their brief relationship, Oliver and Elio speak, seemingly for the first time in many months. Elio affirms that his parents were aware of the relationship and offered their approval, to which Oliver responds, “You’re so lucky; my father would have carted me off to a correctional facility.” And that’s the premise of the film: in order to have anything like a happy adolescence and avoid the sexual repression and frustration that seem to be the common lot, it’s essential to pick the right parents. The movie is about, to put it plainly, being raised right.

From the dreamy places in Italy, to the cool teenage Elio’s wardrobe, like RayBan wayfarer sunglasses, headphones, converse sneakers, and cool shirts, this love story is a master-piece without the usual pain that a relationship like this could cause, and that we are used to see in movies like Brokeback Mountain or Moonlight, however the end is quite epic, with Elio’s father last speech.

You cam watch the trailer here:

 

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