The movie ‘based on Andre Aciman’s novel of the same name and stars Armie Hammer as a 24-year old American scholar spending the summer of 1983 in Northern Italy, where he attracts the attention of a 17-year-old Jewish-American boy, played by Timothee Chalamet. Michael Stuhlbarg rounds out the cast as the boy’s father.’
The plot sounds as if it has echoes of Death In Venice. Luca Guadagnino (I Am Love, A Bigger Splash) directs the movie, which debuts at Sundance’s Premieres section on January 22nd. As Sony Pictures Classics has picked it up early, don’t be surprised if they’re looking at it as an Oscar contender for next year, so it may not get a release until the end of 2017.