Friday December 15, 2017

Call Me By Your Name director Luca Guadagnino on the power of first love

Luca Guadagnino attends GQ and Dior Homme private dinner in celebration of The 2017 GQ Men Of The Year Party at Chateau Marmont on December 7, 2017 in Los Angeles, California.

Luca Guadagnino attends GQ and Dior Homme private dinner in celebration of The 2017 GQ Men Of The Year Party at Chateau Marmont on December 7, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Getty Images for GQ)

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Call Me By Your Name has been garnering universal acclaim and Oscar buzz since it premiered at Sundance earlier this year. Based on the novel of the same name by André Aciman, Call Me By Your Name tells the story of two young men who fall in love in Italy in 1983. Director Luca Guadagnino talks about the film's dreamlike aesthetic, the power of first love, and how he captured the magic and nostalgia of teenage lust, coming of age and coming out. Call Me By Your Name is out in theatres across the U.S. now, and will be released in Canada on Friday, Dec. 15.

Produced by Cora Nijhawan