'Call Me by Your Name' Director Reveals Details of the Planned Sequel

Jan 29, 2018 1514

BY: Marc Malkin

While the novel Call Me by Your Name takes place at the height of the AIDS epidemic in 1987, for the film adaptation, director Luca Guadagnino shifted Elio and Oliver's summer romance to 1983, around the time HIV was discovered.

The disease, however, will be tackled head-on in the sequel, says Guadagnino, who hopes the awards contender is the first installment of a decades-long Before Sunrise-like series. "I think it's going to be a very relevant part of the story," he told THR at Jan. 13's Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards.

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