Monday Night Film Series presents, Call me by your Name-FR
The Monday Night Film Series presents, "Call me by your Name," on Sunday, Feb. 4. [This is a second screening added to the regular Monday Night (Feb 5th screening).]
Adapted from Andre Aciman’s 2007 novel of the same name, director Luca Guadagnino (A Bigger Splash, I am Love) drenches us with the golden heat of a Northern Italian summer in his new sensual masterpiece, Call Me by Your Name. Nominated for four Academy Awards, including Best Picture and a critics darling with a 98 per cent rotten tomatoes rating.
It’s 1983, and 17-year-old music prodigy Elio (Timothée Chalamet) whiles his time away by the pool in a beautiful vacation villa along with his Greco-Roman professor father (Michael Stuhlbarg, Arrival; Trumbo) and French mother (Amira Casar), while the family reads German poetry to each other. Each year, the family welcomes an academic assistant for six weeks and this year’s guest is the broad-shouldered, cocky Oliver (Armie Hammer, Free Fire; The Social Network), who could easily stand on his own among the Greek statues he studies. At first ambivalent to each other, it’s not long before the mutual attraction between the wiry, hot-blooded adolescent and the Adonis in tiny shorts simmers beyond the bathroom they share.
This time around, Guadagnino eschews his usual splashy filmmaking with a less hurried pace and understated storytelling, at the same time offering ripe, glowing visual details to amplify and fill in the subtext. Ultimately, the director and his cast have crafted a movie that transcends its same-sex central story to tell a universal coming-of-age story. Reflecting on human nature, family, and first love, Call Me by Your Name joins the likes of Brokeback Mountain, Carol, and Moonlight in the essential queer cinema canon.
“Even as he beguiles us with mystery, Guadagnino recreates Elio’s life-changing summer with such intensity that we might as well be experiencing it first-hand. It’s a rare gift that earns him a place in the pantheon alongside such masters of sensuality as Pedro Amodóvar and François Ozon.” – Peter Debruge, Variety
This term, 15 limited release, independent foreign and Canadian films will be shown. Admission is $8/film, but a half-yearly $12 student film society membership reduces admission cost to $5/film. The series is open to all. Memberships are available at Tilley 102 every Monday night.
For further info, contact NB Film Co-op 455-1632 firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.nbfilmcoop.com/exhibition/monday-night-film-series
The NB Film Co-op, in partnership with the UNBF Faculty of Arts and the Toronto Film Festival, presents the series.
Building: Tilley Hall
Room Number: 102
1 506 455-1632