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Luca Guadagnino's Call Me by Your Name received Best Film and Best Director Awards from the Los Angeles Film Critics Association. Timothée Chalamet got the Best Actor Prize for the role of Elio. Following a long and triumphal journey through major international film festivals - including Sundance, Berlin, Toronto, Sidney, San Sebastian, London, and Rio de Janeiro - Call Me by Your Name recently got the Audience Award for Best Film at the Singapore International Film Festival, too.

Released in the US on November 24 at four screens scoring a stellar screen average, the film is dominating the award season. Landing six nominations at the Independent Spirit Awards, it was named Best Film at the Gotham Awards. The awards of the New York Film Critics Association instead, bestowed the Breakthrough Actor Prize to Timothée Chalamet.

Guadagnino states: "I don't want it to be perceived as a hyper-intellectual film, but as a tender love story. I'd like it to move the audience, just like a chocolate box." In the words of Armie Hammer: "Watching Guadagnino at work is so fascinating. Not just behind the camera, but in his daily life." On shooting in Italy, Timothée Chalamet adds: "We got captured by Luca's hometown, his story, his vision of Italy and 1980s youth."

Call Me by Your Name was adapted by André Aciman's novel of the same title, and will be released in Italy on February 8 by Warner Bros Entertainment Italia. Shot in the Lombardy countriside, the film tells the Italian summer of young Elio, played by Timothée Chalamet, who shares his first sentimental experiences with an American student, Oliver (Armie Hammer). The cast also includes Michael Stuhlbarg, Amira Casar, and Esther Garrel.

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