THIS EVENT HAS PASSED | it's the summer of 1983, and precocious 17-year-old Elio Perlman is spending the days with his family at their 17th-century villa in Lombardy, Italy. He soon meets Oliver, a handsome doctoral student who's working as an intern for Elio's father. Amid the sun-drenched splendor of their surroundings, Elio and Oliver discover the heady beauty of awakening desire over the course of a summer that will alter their lives forever.
Directed By: Luca Guadagnino
Starring: Timothée Chalamet, Armie Hammer, Michael Stuhlbarg
Music Composed By: Sufjan Stevens
Distributed By: Sony Pictures Classics
Running Time: 2 hours 12 minutes
LUCA GUADAGNINO (Director/Producer) is an award-winning director, screenwriter, producer, and artistic entrepreneur. In 2010, he came into international renown for his critically-acclaimed film I AM LOVE, starring frequent collaborator Tilda Swinton, which garnered an Academy Award nomination in Best Achievement in Costume Design as well as Golden Globe® and BAFTA award nominations for Best Foreign Language Film. He most recently directed A BIGGER SPLASH (2015) starring Swinton, Ralph Fiennes, Dakota Johnson, and Matthias Schoenaerts. The film premiered in competition at The Venice Film Festival and screened at the Busan International Film Festival and the London Film Festival.
Guadagnino made his feature film directorial debut at the 1999 Venice Film Festival with the world premiere of the English-language film, THE PROTAGONISTS (1999), which starred Swinton. His other features include MELISSA P. (2005), and the documentaries MUNDO CIVILIZADO (2002), CUOCO CONTADINO (2004), INCONSCIO ITALIANO (2011), and BERTOLUCCI ON BERTOLUCCI (co-directed by Walter Fasano, 2013). He also directed three documentaries in "The Love Factory" series: TILDA SWINTON: THE LOVE FACTORY (2002, short), ARTO LINDSAY PERDOA A BELEZA (2004, short), and PIPPO DELBONO-BISOGNA MORIRE (2008). Guadagnino's films have premiered at prestigious film festivals all over the world, including Venice, Berlin, Toronto, Locarno, Busan, and Sundance.
Guadagnino's frequent presence on the international film circuit led to several invitations to serve on juries for the Turin Film Festival (2003 & 2006); the Venice Film Festival, chaired by Quentin Tarantino (2010); the Beirut International Film Festival, where he presided as President of the jury (2011); and the Locarno Film Festival (2011). Born in Palermo, Italy and raised in Ethiopia, where his father taught history and Italian, Guadagnino's international outlook and insatiable appetite for creative expression were calibrated early. He graduated from Rome's University La Sapienza with a degree in History and Critics of Cinema, and did his thesis on Jonathan Demme. He made his theater directing debut in 2006 with a production of Patrick Marber's "Closer," and his opera directing debut in 2011 with Verdi's "Falstaff" at the Teatro Filarmonico in Verona, Italy. In 2012 Guadagnino founded the production company Frenesy, through which he produced Ferdinando Cito Filomarino's feature ANTONIA., as well as the documentaries BELLUSCONE. A SICILIAN STORY, OMBRE DAL FANDO, and his own BERTOLUCCI ON BERTOLUCCI. Guadagnino's next film is a remake of Dario Argento's cult classic horror film, SUSPIRIA, reuniting him with Tilda Swinton and Dakota Johnson. The release is planned for 2018.