‘Call Me by Your Name’ 2018 Oscar winner for Best Adapted Screenplay

Call Me by Your Name is Luca Guadagnino’s 2017 romantic coming-of-age movie set in 1983 northern Italy.

Luca Guadagnino is an Italian producer, director, and writer from Palermo, Sicily who was raised in Ethiopia. Guadagnino is known for A Bigger Splash (2015) and I am Love (2009).

This is a Sony Classics release.

Call Me by Your Name shows how love is love no matter what kind it is

The movie’s title suggests a very intimate bond, a blending of two into one. It recalls the Spanish-language expression “media naranja,” that translates literally as “half orange,” but actually means soulmate.

I always thought that was a silly romantic notion, until I met my media naranja. The kind of relationship where two become one is thrilling, but it is tough to maintain because in complete union, you lose yourself.

Call Me by Your Name is the story of a summer fling between Oliver (Armie Hammer), a twenty-something graduate student, and Elio (Timothée Chalamet), the teenage son of Oliver’s professor.

Elio is a smart young intellectual who is a music prodigy, but he knows nothing about love. He gets an education about love and being Jewish over a summer in beautiful northern Italy.

Call Me by Your Name Cast

Timothée Chalamet (Elio) is an Jewish – French – American New Yorker from Hell’s Kitchen. He is best known for the television series Homeland. His role as Elio is going to boost his career.

Armie Hammer (Oliver) is a Jewish – American actor from the Armand Hammer family. He played the Lone Ranger a few years back, and was nominated for a Screen Actors Guild award for his work in J. Edgar (2011).

Call Me by Your Name Film Festivals

Call Me by Your Name screened at the:

  • Adelaide Film Festival (Australia)
  • Berlin International Film Festival (Germany)
  • Chéries-Chéries Film Festival (France)
  • Ghent International Film Festival (Belgium)
  • Lisbon & Estoril Film Festival (Portugal)
  • Melbourne International Film Festival (Australia) ~ winner of People’s Choice Award
  • San Sebastián International Film Festival (Spain)
  • St. Louis International Film Festival (United States) ~ winner of Audience Choice Award
  • Sydney Film Festival (Australia)
  • Toronto International Film Festival (Canada)

Call Me by Your Name Awards

Critics’ Choice Awards

Nominations for:

  1. Best Director
  2. Best Actor
  3. Best Supporting Actor
  4. Best Adapted Screenplay
  5. Best Cinematography

Film Independent Awards

It was nominated at the Film Independent Awards for:

  1. Best Feature
  2. Best Director
  3. Best Male Lead
  4. Best Supporting Male
  5. Best Editing
  6. Best Cinematography

75th Golden Globe Awards


  1. Best Motion Picture – Drama
  2. Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama (Timothée Chalamet)
  3. Best Support Actor (Hammer)

Gotham Awards

The movie won “Best Feature” and “Breakthrough Actor” (Timothée Chalamet) at the Gotham Awards in Manhattan in November 2017.

Hollywood Film Awards

It previously won “Breakthrough Actor” (Timothée Chalamet) at the Hollywood Film Awards in early November.

Call Me by Your Name in New York City

Call Me by Your Name premiered on January 22, 2017 at the Sundance Film Festival.


Call Me by Your Name opened in theatrical release at the Paris Theatre in Midtown, Manhattan on Friday, November 24, 2017.

Now Playing

Call Me by Your Name is now playing Friday – Thursday, May 18 – 24, 2018:

  • Cinema Village, Greenwich Village


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