The film, which first premiered at the Sundance Film Festival on January 22, tells the story of a budding romance between a 24-year-old American intern and a 17-year-old boy who share the same house for the summer and become lovers. Hammer plays Oliver, the intern working on his book while on vacation from Columbia University, who charms the teenage Elio, played by my new favorite person, Timothée Chalamet. The film is directed by Luca Guadagnino (A Bigger Splash) and takes place in the Italian Riviera in 1983, which means that the entire cinematic experience will be absolutely picturesque, and that we should expect to see Hammer and Chalamet on the red carpet of the Oscars together.
The trailer itself is enough to understand why audiences at Sundance couldn't stop buzzing about the chemistry between the two male leads and how wonderfully they play their parts. Plus, Sufjan Stevens is doing the soundtrack. I mean, it's delightful! Basically I'm already obsessed with this modern gay love story. And you're about to be, too.
Watch the trailer below.
Also, enjoy this photo of Hammer and Chamalet together at the Berlin premiere.
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