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Armie Hammer, Timothee Chalamet – Call Me By Your Name

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Coming back to Italy where it all started.

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PODCAST | Chiara Nicoletti interviews Armie Hammer and Timothee Chalamet, actors of the film Call Me By Your Name.

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 Timothee Chalamet, who was just recently nominated for Best Actor at the next Academy Awards is back in Italy with Armie Hammer and the director Luca Guadagnino to present Call Me By Your Name to an Italian audience. Before starting to talk about their first encounter and auditions with Guadagnino, they thank Italy and celebrate the special bond they created with the country. Timothee Chalamet describes the challenges he had to face in playing this role as he desperately wanted to be faithful to Elio’s character as described by Andrè Acimen’s book. Armie Hammer reveals that he managed to work in the film 6 years after actually meeting Guadagnino at the time of The Social Network’s theatrical release. The last moments of this Italian encounter with Hammer and Chalamet are used by Hammer to express his love for Italian arts and culture.

Call Me By Your Name, the new film by Luca Guadagnino, 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 boy, spends his days in his family’s 17th century villa transcribing and playing classical music, reading, and flirting with his friend Marzia (Esther Garrel). 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, who favor him with the fruits of high culture in a setting that overflows with natural delights. 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 in 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.

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  • Reporter
    Chiara Nicoletti
  • Guest
    Armie Hammer, Timothee Chalamet
  • Interviewee role
  • Film title
    Call Me By Your Name
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