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‘Call Me By Your Name’ Director Luca Guadagnino On The “Wonderful Risk” Worth Taking – Sundance Studio

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Luca Guadagnino, the Italian filmmaker known for I Am Love and A Bigger Splash, scored a long standing ovation at the premiere for Call Me By Your Name, his new film that bowed at the just-wrapped Sundance Film Festival. Armie Hammer, Michael Stuhlbarg and Timothée Chalamet star in the film based on André Aciman’s novel that paints poignant, affecting portrait of the budding romance between a 17-year-old boy and a summer guest staying at his parents’ cliffside mansion on the Italian Riviera.

In the post-premiere Q&A, audience members at the Eccles couldn’t stop talking about the sensitivity with which Guadagnino handled the material — a sensitivity apparent when he sat down to discuss the project at Deadline’s Sundance Studio. “I believe that if there is a lesson in this movie, apart from experiencing these amazing performances,” the director said, “it’s that the risk of the truthfulness toward oneself, it’s a wonderful risk to be taken.”

Check out the interview above.

Actors, directors, filmmakers and special guests visiting the Deadline Studio at Sundance 2017 enjoyed sweet and savory treats, custom cocktails and more at Applegate’s REEL FOOD CAFE. Find out more about Applegate and their mission to change the meat we eat at www.applegate.com

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