CALL ME BY YOUR NAME: Cast and Crew

ARMIE HAMMER has received recognition for his role in Stanley Tucci’s film FINAL PORTRAIT as American art critic James Lord. The script is based on Lord’s own work A Giacometti Portrait. The film premiered at the Berlin Film Festival.

Hammer also stars in Ben Wheatley’s FREE FIRE as ‘Ord.” The film is set in Boston in 1978 and focuses on the shootout and game of survival between two gangs. The cast also includes Cillian Murphy and Brie Larson. The film premiered at the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival, earning the People’s Choice Award for “Midnight Madness.”
Hammer will work with Ben Wheatley again later this year, when he begins production on Wheatley’s film FREAKSHIFT.
This summer, Hammer will voice the role of “Jackson Storm” for Pixar’s CARS 3.

Later this year, Hammer will star in Anthony Maras’ film HOTEL MUMBAI alongside Dev Patel. The film is about the terrorist attack on the Taj Mahal Palace Hotel in India by Pakistani militants.

In 2016, Hammer appeared in Tom Ford’s critically acclaimed film NOCTURNAL ANIMALS alongside Jake Gyllenhaal, Amy Adams and Michael Shannon.

Also in 2016, he starred as “Samuel Turner” in the critically acclaimed film THE BIRTH OF A NATION. The cast includes Nate Parker, Aja Naomi King and Gabrielle Union. The film premiered at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival where it was acquired in a festival record-breaking deal. Respectively, the film received the festival’s prestigious “U.S. Grand Jury Award” and the “U.S. Dramatic Audience Award.”

In 2015, Hammer starred with Henry Cavill in the spy thriller THE MAN FROM U.N.C.L.E., playing Russian spy “Illya Kuryakin” and American agent “Napoleon Solo,” respectively.

In 2013, Hammer starred as the title character in THE LONE RANGER, alongside Johnny Depp, directed by Gore Verbinski and produced by Jerry Bruckheimer.

Hammer earned a 2012 SAG Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor for his portrayal of Clyde Tolson in Clint Eastwood’s J. Edgar Hoover biopic J. EDGAR, with a script by Dustin Lance Black. Hammer starred opposite Leonardo DiCaprio.

His performance as the Winklevoss twins in the award-winning film THE SOCIAL NETWORK garnered him critical praise and positioned him as one of Hollywood’s breakouts of 2010. Hammer was nominated Most Promising Performer by the Chicago Film Critics Association, and awarded Best Supporting Actor by the Toronto Film Critics Association.

The film received a SAG nomination for Best Ensemble, as well as a Best Picture Golden Globe. It was also recognized by both Los Angeles and New York Film Critics, the Broadcast Film Critics Association, National Board of Review and named one of the AFI’s Top 10 Films of the Year.

TIMOTHÉE CHALAMET (Elio) first attracted attention during the second season of Showtime’s “Homeland,” when he played “Finn Walden,” the Vice-President’s son who gets involved with Damian Lewis’s character’s daughter, Dana Brody (Morgan Saylor). Chalamet played the role while still attending LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts in New York City. He was highly praised for his performance in Julia Hart’s MISS STEVENS, playing “Billy,” a rebellious young actor traveling with two other high school students to an acting competition, chaperoned by Lily Rabe’s title character.
Chalamet received a Drama League nomination, Clive Barnes Award nomination and received the Lucille Lortel Award for Best Actor for his performance in the lead role of “Jim Quinn” in the 2016 world premiere of John Patrick Stanley’s play “Prodigal Son,” produced by Scott Rudin.
Upcoming films for Chalamet include: Scott Cooper’s HOSTILES, opposite Christian Bale and Rosamund Pike; Greta Gerwig’s directorial debut. LADY BIRD, with Saoirse Ronan; and Elijah Bynum’s coming-of-age drama HOT SUMMER NIGHTS, which recently premiered at SXSW. His next project will be Felix Van Groeningen’s BEAUTIFUL BOY, costarring Steve Carell and produced by Plan B. Chalamet’s other film credits include Christopher Nolan’s INTERSTELLAR, Jesse Nelson’s LOVE THE COOPERS, and JASON Reitman’s MEN, WOMEN & CHILDREN.

MICHAEL STUHLBARG (Mr. Perlman) is an acclaimed stage, screen, and television actor. After many award-winning stage performances, Stuhlbarg broke through on film with the lead role of “Larry Gopnik” in the Coen Brothers’ A SERIOUS MAN in 2009, for which he received a Golden Globe® nomination for Best Actor in a Motion Picture.

Stuhlbarg’s other films include: John Madden’s MISS SLOANE, with Jessica Chastain; DOCTOR STRANGE; Denis Villeneuve’s ARRIVAL; Danny Boyle’s JOBS (as computer scientist Andy Hertzfeld); TRUMBO (as Edward G. Robinson); Don Cheadle’s MILES AHEAD; Ed Zwick’s PAWN SACRIFICE; Steven Spielberg’s LINCOLN; Woody Allen’s BLUE JASMINE; CUT BANK; Sacha Gervasi’s HITCHCOCK (as Lew Wasserman); Barry Sonnenfeld’s MEN IN BLACK 3; Martin McDonagh’s SEVEN PSYCHOPATHS; Martin Scorsese’s HUGO; Ridley Scott’s BODY OF LIES; Tim Blake Nelson’s THE GREY ZONE; Sophie Barthes’ COLD SOULS; and Martin Scorsese’s short homage to Alfred Hitchcock, “The Key to Reserva.” Upcoming for Stuhlbarg is Guillermo Del Toro’s THE SHAPE OF WATER, opposite Michael Shannon and Octavia Spencer.

On TV, Stuhlbarg was highly praised for his portrayal of mob boss Arnold Rothstein on HBO’s “Boardwalk Empire,” for which he shared SAG Awards in 2011 and 2012 as part of the show’s ensemble cast. He also plays the recurring character of Maura Pfefferman’s father “Haim” in flashback scenes on “Transparent.” He will next be seen as “Sy Feltz” in the third season of the FX series “Fargo.”
In 2005, Stuhlbarg was a Tony Award nominee and a Drama Desk Award winner for his performance in Martin McDonagh’s “The Pillowman.” He has also been honored with the New Dramatists Charles Bowden Actor Award and the Elliot Norton Boston Theatre Award, the latter for his performance in “Long Day’s Journey into Night.” The actor’s other Broadway credits include the National Actors Theatre productions of “Saint Joan,” “Three Men on a Horse,” “Timon of Athens,” and “The Government Inspector,” as well as Ronald Harwood’s “Taking Sides,” Sam Mendes’ revival of “Cabaret,” and Tom Stoppard’s “The Invention of Love.”
Stuhlbarg has worked numerous times with the New York Shakespeare Festival, including his acclaimed portrayal of “Sir Andrew Aguecheek” in “Twelfth Night,” the title role in “Richard II,” and “Hamlet” in Oskar Eustis’ production, for which he won a Drama League Award.
His other off-Broadway credits include David Warren’s staging of “The Voysey Inheritance” (Obie and Callaway Awards and a Lucille Lortel Award nomination); “Cymbeline,” reprising his role in a U.K. stint of the production; “Old Wicked Songs” (Drama League Award recipient); “Measure For Pleasure” (Lucille Lortel Award nomination) and “The Grey Zone.”
Stuhlbarg received his BFA from The Juilliard School. He also studied at UCLA, the Vilnius Conservatory in Lithuania’s Chekhov Studies unit, the British-American Drama Academy at Baliol and Keble Colleges in Oxford, and, on a full scholarship, with Marcel Marceau.

AMIRA CASAR (Annella) has appeared in over sixty prestigious international film, TV, and theatre productions since 1989, acting in French, English, German, Italian and Spanish.  Among the notable filmmakers Casar has teamed with are: Catherine Breillat (ANATOMY OF HELL and THE LAST MISTRESS), Carlos Saura (BUÑUEL AND KING SOLOMON’S TABLE), The Quay Brothers (THE PIANO TUNER OF EARTHQUAKES), Guy Maddin (SEANCES and THE FORBIDDEN ROOM), Werner Schroeter (NIGHT OF THE DOG). She also collaborated with artist Sophie Calle in her 2007 Venice Biennale installation “Take Care of Yourself.”

Other notable films for Casar include Bertrand Bonello’s SAINT LAURENT (Cannes Official Selection in 2014), and Christine Jeffs’ Sylvia Plath biopic SYLVIA, opposite Gwyneth Paltrow and Daniel Craig. Casar was nominated for the Cesar for “Most Promising Actress” in the hit film LA VÉRITÉ SI JE MENS (“Would I Lie to You?”) in 1997, and appeared in its two sequels. Some of her other films include: WHY NOT ME?, HOW I KILLED MY FATHER, Arnaud and Jean-Marie Larrieu’s TO PAINT OR MAKE LOVE (Cannes Official Selection in 2005), Tony Gatlif’s TRANSYLVANIA (Cannes Official Selection in 2006), KANDISHA, GAMINES, COUPABLE, PLAYOFF, MICHAEL KOHLHAAS, ICH UND KAMINSKI, and upcoming, NIGHT OF A 1000 HOURS and PLANETARIUM, Casar won the Best Actress Award at the La Rochelle Fiction Festival in 2010 for her portrayal of surrealist artist and Picasso muse Dora Maar in the television film “La Femme qui Pleure au Chapeau Rouge.” She currently stars as Béatrice in the Canal+ series “Versailles” which can be seen in the U.S. on the Ovation cable network. Her other TV credits include the mini-series “40,” for Channel Four, and “Arabian Nights,” with John Leguizamo.

Her stage work includes Wallace Shawn’s “Aunt Dan and Lemon,” at London’s Almeida Theater; the title role of “Hedda Gabler” at the Petit Theatre de Paris, and “Petra” in Fassbinder’s “The Bitter Tears of Petra Von Kant.” For director Oliver Py, Casar played the role of “Goneril” in Shakespeare’s “King Lear” (2015) at the Festival d’Avignon in the Palace of Popes and at Les Gémeaux in Sceaux, and appeared in a production of “Les Enfants de Saturne” at the Theatre National de L’Odéon in Paris. She was acclaimed for her performance in Arthur Honneger’s oratorio, “Jeanne au Bûcher” with the London Symphonic Orchestra at the Barbican Centre in London.

Casar was born in England, and raised in England, Ireland, and France. She studied drama at the National Conservatory of Dramatic Art in Paris. In 2016, Casar was named a Chevalier of the Order of Arts and Letters by the French minister of culture, in recognition of her significant contributions to the arts.

ESTHER GARREL (Marzia) is a member of one of France’s most illustrious cinematic families: her brother is actor-director Louis Garrel (Bertolucci’s THE DREAMERS), her parents are writer-director Philippe Garrel and actor-writer-director Brigitte Sy, and her grandfather was actor Maurice Garrel.

After making her film debut at 17 in Christophe Honoré’s THE BEAUTIFUL PERSON opposite Léa Seydoux, Garrel trained at the Conservatoire de Paris, and started acting in short films, including “Mes Copains” (2008), directed by her brother Louis.  Garrel made her breakthrough with notable roles in Bertrand Bonello’s HOUSE OF TOLERANCE and Delphine and Muriel Coulin’s 17 GIRLS, both of which were presented at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival. Her subsequent films include Noémie Lvovsky’s CAMILLE REWINDS, Justine Malle’s YOUTH, Brigitte Sy’s L’ASTRAGALE, Philippe Garrel’s JEALOUSY and Valérie Donzelli’s MARGUERITE & JULIEN.

In 2017, she will star in her father’s new feature L’AMANT D’UN JOUR, and will be seen in the French/US production THIRST STREET, directed by Nathan Silver.

VICTOIRE DU BOIS (Chiara) is a French theatre and film actress. Since making her film debut in Volker Schlöndorff’s CALM AT SEA in 2011, she has appeared in Luc Besson’s THE FAMILY, Guy Maddin’s THE FORBIDDEN ROOM and SEANCES, Nicole Garcia’s FROM THE LAND OF THE MOON (playing the sister to Marion Cotillard’s character), and Cosme Castro and Léa Forest’s THE ENDLESS DAYS OF YOUTH.
After beginning her acting studies at L’école du Jeu (Paris) and graduating from the Conservatoire National d’Art Dramatique de Paris (CNSAD), Du Bois began collaborating with leading stage directors, including: François Orsoni (Alfred de Musset’s “Louison”); Philippe Ulysse (“The Smell of the Human Blood Keeps Staring at Me”), Luc Bondy (Moliere’s “Tartuffe,” Chekhov’s “Ivanov”); Pascal Kirsch (Hans Henny Jahnn’s “Poverty, Wealth, Man and Beast”); and Louis Arene of the Comédie Française (Marius von Mayenburg’s “The Dog, The Night, and the Knife”).

 

The Filmmakers

 

JAMES IVORY (Screenwriter/Producer) is a celebrated American writer/director who made 24 feature films over his 44-year partnership with the late Ismail Merchant, through their famed Merchant Ivory Productions. They are best known for a trio of English films, A ROOM WITH A VIEW, HOWARDS END, and THE REMAINS OF THE DAY, which between them earned twenty-five Academy Award® nominations, including three for Best Picture and Best Director.
Ivory marks his seventh produced screenplay with CALL ME BY YOUR NAME, following five films with two-time Oscar® winner Ruth Prawer Jhabvala (SHAKESPEARE WALLAH, THE GURU, BOMBAY TALKIE, A SOLDIER’S DAUGHTER NEVER CRIES, and THE DIVORCE); and one with Kit Hesketh-Harvey (MAURICE).
His work has taken him to France for six feature films, to China for THE WHITE COUNTESS (2004), based on an original screenplay by Kazuo Ishiguro, and to Argentina for THE CITY OF YOUR FINAL DESTINATION (2006), based on the novel by Peter Cameron.
Ivory began his filmmaking career in India with Merchant and Ruth Prawer Jhabvala, his longtime screenwriter, in 1962. There the trio made the classic SHAKESPEARE WALLAH and HEAT AND DUST, based on Jhabvala’s Booker Prize-winning novel, Heat and Dust. Some of his other films include: THE HOUSEHOLDER, SAVAGES, THE WILD PARTY, AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF A PRINCESS, ROSELAND, THE EUROPEANS, JANE AUSTEN IN MANHATTAN, QUARTET, THE BOSTONIANS, SLAVES OF NEW YORK, MR. & MRS. BRIDGE, JEFFERSON IN PARIS, SURVIVING PICASSO, and THE GOLDEN BOWL.
In 1995, Ivory received the D.W. Griffith Award from the Directors Guild of America, their highest lifetime achievement prize.

ANDRÉ ACIMAN (Original Novel) was born in Alexandria, Egypt and is an American memoirist, essayist, novelist, and scholar of seventeenth-century literature. He has written four novels: Call Me by Your Name (2007, Lambda Literary Award for Men’s Fiction), Eight White Nights (2010), Harvard Square (2013), and Enigma Variations (2017).
Aciman also wrote Out of Egypt (1995, Whiting Award winner), his memoir of his childhood as a Jew growing up in post-colonial Egypt, and two collections of essays, False Papers: Essays in Exile and Memory and Alibis: Essays on Elsewhere. He also edited Letters of Transit and The Proust Project, wrote the text for Jean-Michel Berts’ photobook The Lights of New York, and prefaced Monsieur Proust, The Light of New York, Condé Nast Traveler’s Room With a View, Stefan Zweig’s Journey to the Past, and Alexandrian Summer. His books and essays have been translated in many languages.

Aciman grew up in a multilingual and multinational family and attended English-language schools, first in Alexandria and later, after his family moved to Italy in 1965, in Rome.

In 1968, Aciman’s family moved again, this time to New York City, where he graduated in 1973 from Lehman College. Aciman received his Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from Harvard University and, after teaching at Princeton University and Bard College, is Distinguished Professor of Comparative Literature at The Graduate Center, CUNY, and the director of both The Center for the Humanities and The Writers’ Institute. He has also taught creative writing at New York University, Cooper Union, and Yeshiva University.

In 2009, Aciman was also Visiting Distinguished Writer at Wesleyan University. Aciman is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship as well as a fellowship from The New York Public Library’s Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers.

A contributor to The New York Times, The New Yorker, The New Republic, The New York Review of Books, Aciman has also appeared in several volumes of Best American Essays. He is currently working on a novel about his father and a collection of essays.

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