The most buzzed queer romance movies netted in Academy Awards 2018 was 'Call Me by Your Name' by Luca Guadagnino written by James Ivory based on the novel of the same name by Andre Aciman. His film gained four nominations in the 90th Academy Awards.
After a long career as a filmmaker, James Ivory won his first Academy Award for the Best Adapted Screenplay for his work on the film 'Call Me by Your Name'. And becomes the oldest Academy Award winner at 89.
The acclaim for Luca Guadagnino's film 'Call Me by Your Name' is delightful in its cinematic loveliness and emotional power. It can be related to anyone who has experienced the flush of first love. The film is distinct and detailed both emotionally and physically in its portrayal of gay relationship.
'Call Me By Your name' is set in Northern Italy in 1983. It narrates the romantic relationship between the Elio Perlman (Timothee Chalamet), a 17 year old living in Italy and his father's 24 year old American assistant Oliver (Armie Hammer). The film also stars Michael Stuhlbarg, Amira Casar, Esther Garrel and Victoire Du Bois.
The film is final installment in Luca Guadagnino's Desire Trilogy.