Much anticipated gay romantic film Call Me By Your Name opens in the Philippines on January 31, 2018 exclusively in the following Ayala Malls Cinemas:
- Alabang Town Center
- Ayala Cebu
- Bonifacio High Street
- Greenbelt 3
- Harbor Point
- The 30th
Rated R-16 with no cuts by the MTRCB, it was well received during its paid sneak previews last January 22 and 23 at select cinemas. It held its Philippine premiere during its Cinema One Originals Festival run last November 2017.
Sony Pictures Classics’ heartbreaking love story received four major Academy Award nominations Tuesday night. It is now vying for Best Picture, Best Actor in a Leading Role (Timothee Chalamet), Best Adapted Screenplay (James Ivory) and Best Original Song – “Mystery of Love” – Music & Lyrics by Sufjan Stevens.
Call Me By Your Name is a sensual and transcendent tale of first love, based on the acclaimed novel by André Aciman.
It’s the summer of 1983 in the north of Italy, and Elio Perlman (Chalamet), a precocious 17- year-old young man, spends his days in his family’s 17th century villa transcribing and playing classical music, reading, and flirting with his friend Marzia (Esther Garrel).
Elio enjoys a close relationship with his father (Michael Stuhlbarg), an eminent professor specializing in Greco-Roman culture, and his mother Annella (Amira Casar), a translator, who favor him with the fruits of high culture in a setting that overflows with natural delights. While Elio’s sophistication and intellectual gifts suggest he is already a fully-fledged adult, there is much that yet remains innocent and unformed about him, particularly about matters of the heart.
One day, Oliver (Hammer), a 24 year-old American college graduate student working on his doctorate, arrives as the annual summer intern tasked with helping Elio’s father. Amid the sun-drenched splendor of the setting, Elio and Oliver discover the heady beauty of awakening desire over the course of a summer that will alter their lives forever.
Opening exclusively at Ayala Malls Cinemas starting January 31, Call Me By Your Name is distributed by Columbia Pictures, local office of Sony Pictures Releasing International.