Marianna palka dating
It was a very interesting script, because it was filled with the typical imagery of Ivory.” But still, there was no luck for the production.
Guadagnino put together a budget, but financiers wouldn’t bite with a director nearing his 90th birthday.
And, by his own admission, Guadagnino felt “comfortable” with this story.
“Because maybe I knew the people that I was talking about,” he says.
Over the years, he took his producers on scouts all over Italy.
“The book is about this specific place called Bordighera,” Guadagnino explains. We showed them the Bordighera village and a possible house that could meet the storyline.” Later on, he says, “we imagined a different setting; Sicily.” When the original director dropped out, they went to another and another, and the dance of seduction lasted varying lengths of time with each, until all of those suitors fell away.
” But he is not alone in finding this kind of connection with the story.
The films that sprang to mind: Jean Renoir’s A Day in the Country, Bertolucci’s La Luna, Rohmer’s 80s films like The Green Ray and Pauline à la Plage (Call Me is set in 1982).
“I believed in this project and I didn’t want to see it go,” he says. Call Me by Your Name is a love story, in its most unadulterated form.
Elio is the 17-year-old boy whose narration guides us in Aciman’s novel, as he meets Oliver, a 24-year-old graduate student come to stay for the summer at Elio’s father’s Italian villa.
Producers Peter Spears and Howard Rosenman had optioned the book before it was published in 2007, and were working with another director to mount the project.
They had reached out to Guadagnino because the book is set in Italy and he knew the filmmaking landscape of his home country.