In a recent interview, Luca Guadagnino has delivered on the action it would like to achieve Call Me By Your Name . This film was released in France in 2018 says a little more than two hours the story of love between Elio (Timothée Chalamet) on vacation in Italy, and Oliver (Armie Hammer), who is preparing a doctorate degree from his father. Global success, Call Me By Your Name was moved by its sensitivity and its accuracy. A success that led quickly to the public to ask the rest of the story. The director had said in November 2017 want to create at least five other films related to the world of Elio and Oliver. Aware of his age – 46 years old at the time – and the time that requires the making of a feature film, he said at the same time want to “learn how to limit [its] ambitions”.

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done, it seems, because Luca Guadagnino multiplies the past few months, statements regarding a possible sequel to Call Me By Your Name . “For this film, the word “sequel” is not suitable because it is not so much the concept of “more” that interests me,” says the director of media and Italian Bad Taste , before specifying: “it is a cycle”. An approach to cinema that reminds one of Richard Linklater, director of the trilogy, Before and Boyhood .

A cycle in several chapters

This kind of story alternative is for the director, “a principle purely cinematic”, well away from the “thirst for success” as some might reproach him. Guadagnino is attached to both characters from her oscar winning film, “particularly exceptional in their normality”, to actors who have incarnated. Hence his desire to find to engage in another form of cinema, less linear.

“Like when you only see someone for a long time : you wonder what happened to him and you feel melancholy because you would like to share other moments of his life.”

Luca Guadagnino, director of Call Me By Your Name (2018)

If the main actors have already agreed to work with the director for a possible sequel, cycle or not, no concrete project has been launched in production. However, Guadagnino has already thought of the opening scene of this – may-be – next-collaboration.

In the background, Paris, and the Aids crisis, To the role of Elio Perlman, Timothy Chalamet has been appointed to the Oscar for the best actor in 2018. Screen Capture, YouTube

Always with the idea of a cycle in mind, the Italian film-maker decided to reveal a “small scoop” about the “new chapter in the life of Elio, Oliver and Perlman”. If he still doubts the need to come back all this beautiful world in the city of Crema, he wished already that the story takes place “in large part” to Paris.

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The opening scene also is getting clearer in his mind. “It starts with Elio crying. With this light that shines in his eyes… We ask ourselves: “Are we still where we left them?” A reference to the powerful final scene of Call Me By Your Name , in which Chalamet is near the fire, face smeared with tears. “On the contrary,” continues the director. In the opening he imagines, Elio is crying because “he is looking at the end of one of the most beautiful films of the 1980’s, the masterpiece of Paul Vecchiali, Even .”

Reference “coherent”, since Guadagnino is already in Elio a future film buff also great musician, as he already showed in October. Consistent also, because the film Vecchiali would serve as a mirror to the relationship of Elio with Oliver. Released in 1988, it tells the story of a man who accepts his homosexuality, leaves his wife and ends up falling in love with another man. It is mostly of the “first French film to have tackled the subject of Aids” according to the filmmaker. It would then be question for him to make a film more political, with a backdrop of the fall of the soviet union on the one hand, and on the other, the Aids crisis of the 1980s.

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“If Call Me By Your Name is a tale of initiation on the transition to adulthood,” said Guadagnino with THR a year ago, “it may be that the second chapter will question the place of the young man in the world, what he really wants – and what he remains, several years later, punch sentimental who made it grow?” Answer in the next episode, even if no release date is yet announced.