Okay, so we realise that there’s still a good chunk of 2017 left, but we’re calling it right here and now: Luca Guadagnino’s Call Me by Your Name is the year’s best film. We simply can’t imagine anything topping this immaculate adaptation of André Aciman’s 2007 novel of the same name, with Armie Hammer and Timothée Chalamat hanging out, relaxing and flirting in the sun-blushed climes of northern Italy.
For our latest print edition, we spoke to the people who helped bring this wondrous romantic tale to life on the big screen, and commissioned Madrid-based artist Luis Mazón to create a pastel-coloured cover which captures the distinct tone and spirit of the film.
In this issue…
A conversation with Call Me By Your Name director Luca Guadagnino about how to capture love on film. By David Jenkins
Love My Way
Call Me By Your Name stars Armie Hammer and Timothée Chalamet discuss life and love, while we meet up-and-coming French actor Esther Garrel. By Adam Woodward and David Jenkins
Twelve tall tales of formative movie love from a selection of cinephiles.
Eat a Peach
How fruit and sex have overlapped and intermingled throughout the history of art, literature and culture. By Catherine Ellis
Men’s swimming trunks are placed under the microscope in our column about fashion and film. By Christina Newland
Three short movie appreciations of A Room With a View, A Nos Amours and A Day in the Country, each intended as vita supplementary viewing for our cover film.
In the back section Jane Goldman talks about her intricate writing process ahead of the release of Kingsman: The Golden Circle and The Limehouse Golem; Andy Serkis talks up his beautiful directorial debut, Breathe, starring Andrew Garfield and Claire Foy; Eliza Hittman previews her Brooklyn-set gay coming-of-age drama Beach Rats; and Emily Beecham discusses her breakthrough role in Peter Mackie Burns’ Daphne.
Filles de Belle
Belle de Jour is 50 years old this year, and so Caroline Golum recounts the joys of this salacious classic.
Shudders of Pleasure
In praise of Clive Barker and the movie he’ll always likely be remembered for, the S&M-flavoured suburban gore aria, Hellraiser. By Nick Pinkerton
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Published 31 Aug 2017
Life’s a beach as we take a deep dive into Christopher Nolan’s wartime suspense saga.
Armie Hammer and Timothée Chalamet star in Luca Guadagnino’s sun-kissed coming-of-ager.