After the six Film Independent Spirit Awards nominations – ‘Best Feature’, ‘Best Director’, ‘Best Editing’, ‘Best Cinematography’, ‘Best Male Lead’ for Timothée Chalamet, and ‘Best Supporting Male’ for Armie Hammer -, Luca Guadagnino’s ‘Call me by your name’ won two Gotham Independent Film Awards films for ‘Best Feature’ and ‘Breakthrough Actor’ for Timothée Chalamet.

Considering the great reviews received and the fact that in the last three years, all the Gotham and Spirit Awards winners – which will be awarded the day before the Oscars night -, have also been awarded Academy Awards, Guadagnino seems to be on his way to hold the coveted statuette.
Indeed, international critics continue to praise ‘Call me by your name’. Rolling Stone said that is the movie’s wisdom and nurturing compassion to make this “hot-blooded and haunting love story a new classic – and one of the very best movies of the year.” For the New York Post, the movie “is a dreamscape of sunshine, kindness, sensuality and music. Plus, leafy orchards, al fresco dinner parties, charming Italian town squares — and the agony and ecstasy of first love.”

Moreover, a great success was recorded at box offices throughout the US; the movie came out in four theaters between Los Angeles and New York, cashing in $404,000 during the weekend – an impressive average of $101,000 per theater. Sony, which distributes the movie in the US, plans to distribute the film progressively in more theaters during the award season.

Ilona Catani Scarlett

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