Variety Magazine calls director Luca Guadagnino’s Call Me By Your Name “one of the buzziest films of this year’s Sundance Film Festival”. The love story set in 1980s Italy stars Armie Hammer and Timothee Chalamet and is due out in American theaters later this year.
Guadagnino talked to Variety about a his movie being shown in a country with a VP like Mike Pence, and said:
“The conviction of Mr. Pence, the idea that you can revert the identity of someone, particularly the non-normative identity into a normative identity, it speaks to me of his own identity. I am very curious to know if anybody who is very close to Mr. Pence could tell us what really Mr. Pence thinks of himself.”
Variety reports that “back in 2006, Jack Gyllenhaal and Heath Ledger were constantly asked about how brave it was to take on a gay romance. But at the Park City, Utah, premiere of Call Me By Your Name no such questions emerged at a post-screening Q&A.”