No film at last month's Sundance made a bigger splash than Call Me By Your Name, the lush drama about an illicit summer romance between two young men in 1980s Italy. Directed by Luca Guadagnino (A Bigger Splash), Call Me By Your Name had critics swooning for what Vanity Fair's Richard Lawson called its "clarity of heart and purposeful, unpretentious intellect."
In the film's first clip, we see the seeds for a great love affair being planted between Armie Hammer's hulking grad student and Timothée Chalamet's precocious teen, who's vacationing at his parents' summer home. Where better to have a sexual awakening, right? What begins innocently enough, with a sunny backyard volleyball game, quickly escalates into something erotic and tense. The short clip pulsates and feels uniquely sexy and even dangerous. No wonder Sony Pictures Classics dropped more than $6 million for the film's rights. Now all they have to do is release the damn thing.
And if you can't wait for that to happen, read Andre Aciman's book off of which the film is based. Either way, you're now officially aware of what’s likely going to be one of this year's biggest cinematic sensations.