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...

The Italian filmmaker will be honored at the annual fest which takes place the week before the Academy Awards. The 13th Annual L.A. Italia Film Fest is returning to Hollywood. This year's event will pay tribute to Call Me by Your Name director Luca Guadagnino and the film's producer Marco Morabito on March 2. The film will compete for four Academy...

The mother of a childhood friend of mine, now in her 90s, still lives in our small hometown, Crema, near Milan. A few months ago, she started to tell us about a young, charming American actor named Tim who would pick her up in the mornings to have coffee in the piazza. My friend was worried and a little embarrassed. “My mother has a vivid imaginati...

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...

Luca Guadagnino's Call Me By Your Name on Tuesday obtained four Oscar nominations - best film, best actor for Timothée Chalamet, best adapted screenplay by James Ivory from André Aciman's novel, and best original song (Sufjan Stevens - Mistery of love). The film, a tale of male homosexual desire in an idyllic northern Italian setting, has generated...

Luca Guadagnino wants to make a "cycle of films" about the characters in 'Call Me By Your Name'. The 46-year-old Italian director helmed the hit coming-of-age movie starring Armie Hammer and Timothee Chalamet, and the film has been met with critical acclaim and Guadagnino already has ideas for a potential sequel.

Luca Guadagnino’s films are so tangible, you could live inside of them, and you’d be happy to stay there. In Call Me by Your Name, music from a car-stereo echoes off a cobblestone street; lips make smacking noises against a moist peach; sunlight bounces off the mildly-roiling water of a rock pool. These sights and sounds alone don’t make a movie, b...

All the signs were there that Italian director Luca Guadagnino’s Call Me By Your Name would have a robust opening, and the film, starring Armie Hammer, Timothée Chalamet and Michael Stuhlbarg came through fabulously this Thanksgiving weekend. The Sony Pictures Classics feature had the year’s highest per theater average opening at $101,219. Call Me...

Luca Guadagnino—the Italian movie director whose 2009’s I Am Love, starring Tilda Swinton, raised the bar for sensual set decoration—assembled an ace creative team for his new film, Call Me By Your Name, which opens in the United States on November 24. James Ivory, the Oscar-winning director and co-founder of Merchant Ivory Productions, wrote the s...