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EXCITING NEWS…. FOR ME ANYWAY

As I sit here trying to relax my knee on a day off, I am doing my usual trawl through internet news and snippets.

Today I am attempting to cook a whole chicken in my slow cooker.
It is sitting on a bed of onions, carrots and celery and the smell is now wafting nicely through the house. Why did I not try this sooner!

I have just poured a nice large glass of wine and I have just discovered a piece of exciting news…. for me anyway.

I have made it no secret that I have fallen in love with a film called ‘Call Me By Your Name’
A film with quite a bit of awards buzz.

‘Call Me By Your Name’ is based on a novel by André Aciman and follows 17yr old Elio as he experiences first love with twenty-something Oliver during a summer in Italy.

It is a beautiful film.

It perfectly captures a young man’s conflict about his own sexuality during a time that is not very accepting.

Since premiering  at the Sundance Film Festival, it has made a bit of an impact with critics and a lot has been said about about the chemistry between its leads, the intelligent script by 90-year-old screenwriter James Ivory, and the way Guadagnino frames the romance in nonjudgmental terms. There is a lot of buzz around its more-salacious moments, including an erotic encounter between Chalamet and a peach!!
Believe me, you will never eat a peach and think the same thing again!!

Anyway, today I came across an article that states…

“Luca Guadagnino Planning ‘Call Me By Your Name’ Sequel For 2020”

My heart skipped a beat as I read on.

‘Richard Linklater’s “Before” trilogy is famous for checking in on the relationship between Jesse and Celine (Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy) every 9 years, and Elio and Oliver from “Call Me By Your Name” will operate similarly on the big screen if Luca Guadagnino has his way.
ScreenDaily reports that the Italian filmmaker is planning a sequel to his Sundance darling in which the movie will pick up with the characters three years later. Similar to the “Before” trilogy, actors Timothée Chalamet and Armie Hammer will match the ages of their characters.’

Yes!!
This makes my heart sing.
I was crestfallen (along with Elio) when Call Me By Your Name ended.
The thought that we could now see Elio a few years later and the decisions he’s made in his life and his loves and the possibility of seeing Oliver again makes me so happy!!
I know it won’t be an easy watch considering the choice Oliver made at the end of Call Me By Your Name and the fact that Elio’s own sexuality is still very much in the air, but I really can’t wait to see where Luca will take this beautiful romance.

Luca Guadagnino has been quoted….

“I want to do a sequel because Timothée Chalamet, Armie Hammer, Michael Stuhlbarg, Amira Casar, Esther Garrel – they are all gems,” Guadagnino said during the BFI London Film Festival. “The texture we built together is very consistent. We created a place in which you believe in the world before them. They are young but they are growing up. If I paired the age of Elio in the film with the age of Timothée, in three years’ time Timothée will be 25 as would Elio by the time the second story was set.”

The way recent awards have been going, Call Me By Your Name stands a good chance of being in with a ‘best movie’ Oscar nomination along with Timothee Chalamet for best actor and possibly Armie for supporting actor.
Not to mention screenplay and cinamatography nominations!

I’m not a big reader but I am now going to find the novel this film was based on and enjoy myself all over again in a little more detail.

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