Coming-of-age gay romance ''Call Me By Your Name'' has been a ''crazy ride'' in terms of reception, says rising star Timothee Chamalet. Rough cut (no reporter narration).
ROUGH CUT. NO REPORTER NARRATION. Coming-of-age gay romance "Call Me By Your Name" has been a "crazy ride" in terms of reception, rising star Timothee Chamalet said on Monday (October 9). Chamalet plays teenager Elio who has a passionate romance with his father's research assistant Oliver, played by Armie Hammer. The film, directed by Luca Guadagnino, has generated Oscar buzz since it premiered at the Sundance Film Festival this year. Asked about the prospect of being nominated for the award, Chamalet said the film's reception had "already exceeded my wildest dreams". The film is based on Andre Aciman's 2007 novel of the same name, and contains a sex scene, much talked about at Sundance, involving Chamalet's character and a peach. The 21-year-old actor next features in Woody Allen's untitled film, in which he acts alongside Selena Gomez. The film is set in the 1980s in northern Italy.