Specifically, calling you by your name as the BFI London Film Festival brings
some highly anticipated queer cinema to the screen from 4-15 October.
Luca Guadagnino’s Call Me By Your Name headlines the Mayor of London’s gala on 9 October, with the director in attendance alongside leading man Timothée Chalamet. Based on André Aciman’s novel of the same name, Armie Hammer plays a 24-year-old scholar embroiled in an unexpected love affair with 17-yearold Elio (Chalamet) at his parents’ palazzo in Italy. The European premiere of Battle of the Sexes will headline the American Express Gala. Starring Emma Stone as women’s tennis world champion Billie Jean King, the film dramatises the build up to the 1973 match with ex-men’s-champ Bobby Riggs (Steve Carell). Eliza Hittman’s Beach Rats will also show as part of the festival’s Dare strand of