Set during an idyllic ‘80s Italian summer, the heartrending coming-of-age film Call Me By Your Name has left millions overwhelmed. Based on the novel by André Aciman, directed by Luca Guadagnino and written by James Ivory, it has received awards for Best Adapted Screenplay from the Academy, BAFTA, Writers Guild, and Critics’ Choice.
The story centers around two young men falling in love but explores so much more. It is a story about first love, lust, innocence, and loss. The film stars Timothée Chalamet as Elio, a precocious 17-year-old whose world is forever changed when he meets a slightly older doctoral student, Oliver (played by Armie Hammer). Twenty-two-year-old Chalamet received rave reviews and industry accolades for his outstanding performance, winning the Independent Spirit Award for Best Male Lead and the Gotham Independent Film Award for Breakthrough Actor.
This critically acclaimed film had an all-too-brief, limited commercial run in the Philippines. That is why CC:Concepts is excited to offer an opportunity for audiences to enjoy this cinematic masterpiece by presenting the world premiere of Call Me By Your Name In Concert with The Manila Symphony Orchestra.
Film concerts feature full-length movies with their soundtracks performed live by a full-piece orchestra. There have been similar screenings of Gladiator at The Colosseum in Rome, Star Wars: A New Hope at The Royal Albert Hall in London, and The Godfather at the Tilles Center for the Performing Arts in New York, to name a few. Call Me By Your Name In Concert will be the film’s world premiere in this format. Filipinos will have the chance to experience the movie for the first time, with the soundtrack performed live by The Manila Symphony Orchestra.
Call Me By Your Name: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack features the compositions of Ryuichi Sakamoto, John Adams, Erik Satie, Johann Sebastian Bach and Maurice Ravel. It also includes songs by The Psychedelic Furs, Franco Battiato, Giorgio Moroder, Loredana Bertè, Bandolero, Joe Esposito, F.R. David, and Sufjan Stevens whose original song “Mystery Love” was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Original Song.