Fresh from victory at the 90th Academy Awards for best adapted screenplay, director Luca Guadagnino’s beautiful film Call Me By Your Name is set in the northern Italian town of Crema and surrounding countryside. “Crema has a sense of timelessness that I like, but I also think that it is quintessentially Italian without being an idea of Italy,” said...

Luca Guadagnino is set to start shooting his first TV series, “We Are Who We Are,” for HBO and Sky, “in a couple of weeks,” the director of “Call Me by Your Name” told Variety. Guadagnino is currently in Cannes with his star-studded short “The Staggering Girl,” which world-premieres Friday in Directors’ Fortnight. “We Are Who We Are” will focus on...

Luca Guadagnino is quickly becoming one of the film world’s most exciting (and unpredictable) filmmakers. Now, it seems the director of “Suspiria” and “Call Me By Your Name” is looking to bring his work to television for a change. Observer is reporting that Guadagnino is working on an eight-episode series, directing the first two episodes (at least...

To hear writer/director Luca Guadagnino tell it, his appearance at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis next weekend is part movie talk, part therapy session. The “Call Me by Your Name” Oscar nominee, whose most recent movie was last year’s “Suspiria,” will be in conversation with his pal Scott Foundas, the former critic who heads up Amazon Studios...

Many of us spend the Halloween season revisiting our favorite horror movies or tracking down hidden gems. Often, our watch lists are filled with the familiar names of directors who have shaped the genre from North America: Carpenter, Craven, Cronenberg, Romero. But the release this weekend of Luca Guadagnino’s remake of “Suspiria” recalls another g...

In recent decades, Italy has been repeatedly considered the perfect set for a lot of unforgettable international cinematographic productions, due to its fascinating cities and gorgeous natural beauties spread across the country. Despite there are many Italian directors who decided to portrait our countrysuch as Vittorio De Sica or Federico Fellini,...

With the beautifully shot Call Me by Your Name on its way to being the film of the year with four Oscar nominations already, and the release of his re-make of Dario Argento’s horror film Suspiria coming up in the fall, 2018 is shaping up to be the year of Luca Guadagnino’s consecration. The 47-year-old Italian filmmaker’s taste for complex love sto...

The love story of Elio and Oliver, the stars of the Oscar-nominated “Call Me By Your Name,” has shined a spotlight on the small Italian city of Crema, bringing with it a new crop of love-struck travelers aching for fantasy and romance. Tourism to the city with a population of 35,000 has spiked — a trend that's expected to continue as the weather he...

Bernardo Bertolucci and Luca Guadagnino hail from different generations, but both Italian directors have a bent for making sensual English-language films. And each knows what it’s like to be embraced by critics and audiences abroad but snubbed at home, as Bertolucci tells Variety in a rare interview. Perhaps that experience has helped fuel the two...

On the year’s biggest night for movies, there’s only one film that deserves to take home kudos for Best Picture, and that’s Call Me by Your Name. Other nominees for Best Picture include groundbreaking films that chronicle important pieces of history or pave the way for a more diverse future of cinema, but nothing quite measures up to director’s Luc...