Call Me By Your Name won a BAFTA

Meka Beresford February 19, 2018
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Call Me By Your Name took home one BAFTA award last night after being nominated in four categories.

James Ivory won the film the award for the Best Adapted Screenplay.

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Actor Timothée Chalamet lost the award for Best Actor in a Leading Role to Gary Oldman for Darkest Hour.

It also lost Best Film, which was taken by Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri.

Best Direction was scooped up by Guillermo del Toro for The Shape of Water.

The queer inclusive picture explores the romance between a mute janitor and her aquatic beau, as well as meditating on the power of the friendship between caretaker and Giles, who is an older lonely gay bachelor.

God’s Own Country, another LGBTQ film, was nominated in just one category for Best British Film but lost the title to Three Billboards, which picked up an astonishing nine awards at the show.

The Call Me By Your Name cast with director Luca Guadagnino (Photo by Craig Barritt/Getty Images for Landmark Vineyards)

Based on the novel by André Aciman, Call Me By Your Name follows the blossoming relationship between 17-year-old Jewish American Elio (Timothée Chalamet) and his architect father’s assistant Oliver (Arnie Hammer) in 1980’s Italy.

When Oliver comes to stay with the family Elio is forced out of his comfort zone of music and books and into Oliver’s exuberant world. Despite Elio having a girlfriend and Oliver being interested in a girl living in the village, the two develop a passionate relationship.

Fans of the LGBTQ film were disappointed after it flopped at the Golden Globes, not taking away a single award despite being nominated in three categories.

The film’s director, Luca Guadagnino, has said that the sequel of Call Me By Your Name will tackle the AIDS crisis.

The first film was set in 1983, just before the AIDS crisis began.

Call Me By Your Name

Guadagnino explained that he believed it was important to make the crisis a “very relevant part of the story”.

“I think Elio will be a cinephile, and I’d like him to be in a movie theatre watching Paul Vecchiali’s Once More [a 1988 film about the AIDS crisis].

“That could be the first scene [in the sequel],” he said.

The director explained that the original novel includes 40 pages at the end which briefly look at the next 20 years of the lives of Elio and Oliver.

He added: “There is some sort of indication through the intention of author Andre Aciman that the story can continue.

“In my opinion, ‘Call Me’ can be the first chapter of the chronicles of the life of these people that we met in this movie, and if the first one is a story of coming of age and becoming a young man, maybe the next chapter will be, what is the position of the young man in the world, what does he want — and what is left a few years later of such an emotional punch that made him who he is?”

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