What I like in a movie is when it is « art« . And for a movie to be considered as art, I established different criteria – that is just a figment of my imagination, but I am sure you’ll agree with most of them.

I watched this movie directed by Luca Guadagnino called « Call me by your name » the other day (link to the trailer).

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And, to me, this movie, more than any other movie I’ve seen so far, meets all these criteria. And that’s how I can affirm, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that « Call me by your name«  is pure art :

THE ACTORS 
  • Armie Hammer and Timothée Chalamet (he’s my , btw) both are – I know you are thinking « totally handsome », and I couldn’t agree more 😉 – amazing actors. As I started drama lessons this year and now that I know how hard it is to act, I focus a lot more on the actors themselves when I watch movies. And I must say, these two are absolutely incredible. I mean, the way they act is so natural ! But what is special about this movie is that every single actor in it is amazing, and has a natural way of acting ! And I think this is an essential feeling in order to experience that we – as spectators – are part of the movie.
THE IMAGES
  • A film really pleases me when it is artistic. The images are – to me – as important as the plot or the dialogues. « Call me by your name » takes place in Northern Italy, in a dream house, during summer. I let you imagine the kind of magical atmosphere the movie releases.
THE MUSIC 
  • What is a good film without a good soundtrack ? Click here to listen to the moving song that sticks in my mind since I left the theatre, and you’ll soon understand why I am so crazy about it. Seriously, the soundtrack is one of the most important things if you want a movie to remain in people’s heads. Here again, they succeeded !
THE PLOT 
  • That’s obvious, a movie isn’t good if the story it tells isn’t good. This movie is adapted form André Aciman’s novel, which is a love story between two young men that meet during the summer as the oldest one, Olivier, who’s a 24-year-old scholar, comes to spend a few daysin Elio’s house, the other boy. Let’s just say, daring to present a homosexual romance is kind of bold. The entire movie looks more like a memory than a fictive story, everyone can identify to the « summer romance story », and it clearly gives you nostalgiaGod, it’s contagious.
THE EMOTIONS 
  • Probably the most important. When a film moves me, it sticks in my mind for years, that’s for sure. But this movie had a special effect on me : it almost made me cry. But what was incredible is that, unlike other movies, it wasn’t because of a death, or a disease. I cried because of a love story. It definitely shows how strong this movie is.
THE MORAL IMPLICATION
  • Gay couples are often marginalized in today’s society. Showing a romance between two men was a risky bet. Though this movie kind of minimizes it. And I think it’s great, because the passion between the two characters is so well transmitted that even if they are a gay couple – if we can actually say that, because the movie is more about a summer romance between two straight people than a real coming out -, I think everyone can easily identify with
  • them. Love is universal, guys !

Words just ain’t enough to describe this movie. 

Have you guys watched it yet ?

4 commentaires sur « Call me by your name »

  1. j’avais lu ton article en travers (en me disant EH j’irai le voir, ce qui n’est pas fait mais) j’écoute la bande son, je suis tombée dessus par hasard et elle est vraiment géniale donc j’ai repensé à ton article aha, et j’en profite pour te dire qu’il est tres cool !
    💐💐💐

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      1. update : j’ai récemment vu le film j’ai trop aimé !! (pour toutes les raisons que tu as évoqué)
        (tu n’as rien loupé avec.. 5 mois d’inactivité ?)
        la bise

        J'aime

      2. contente d’intégrer une nouvelle membre au fan club! – oui, je me sentais complètement déconnectée, mais après ces mois de travail acharné je suis heureuse de retrouver ce qui me motive vraiment <33

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