En­fant ter­ri­ble

VOGUE Hommes International (English) - - DIARY -

In an ac­tor’s ca­reer, there is al­ways a film, a game changer, a sky­rocket to star­dom. In the case of Ti­mothée Cha­la­met, Call Me by Your Name was the launch­pad. In this adap­ta­tion of a clas­sic of gay lit­er­a­ture by An­dré Aci­man, di­rected by Luca Guadagnino (Amore, A Big­ger Splash, etc. ), Cha­la­met stars as an in­tel­lec­tu­ally pre­co­cious teen, whose senses are in tur­moil, and who suc­cumbs to the charm of an Amer­i­can stu­dent who has come to spend the sum­mer to work with his fa­ther, an ar­chae­ol­o­gist. With his skinny physique, jet black curls, and the fever­ish look in his eye, the 22–year–old ac­tor puts in a re­mark­ably fine, au­then­tic per­for­mance in this ro­man­tic fresco. A ma­jes­tic villa in north­ern Italy forms an idyl­lic, tor­rid back­drop to this tale of sen­sual ini­ti­a­tion, the prob­lem of sex­ual iden­tity and heart­break. The young New Yorker ( whose fa­ther is French), who was dis­cov­ered in the se­ries

Home­land (in which he plays Finn Walden, the vice – pres­i­dent’s son ), has al­ready played op­po­site Matthew McConaughey ( in In­ter­stel­lar by Christo­pher Nolan) and Chris­tian Bale (Hos­tiles by Scott Cooper ). The young lead has al­ready

made a name for him­self, one to reckon with. “CALL ME BY YOUR NAME”, on re­lease in Jan­uary 2018

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