6 reasons to look forward to the sequel to Call Me by Your Name
The sequel to Call Me by Your Name was announced in spring 2019, and today we can say that it will be as big a hit as the first episode. So why are we already looking forward to Find Me? Let’s see!
Without a doubt, one of the most influential and popular love stories of the 2010s is the novel and film adaptation of the novel, Find Me. The story of André Aciman has enchanted us all as one man, and director Luca Guadagnino has dreamed up a stunning visual world. And that’s to say nothing of the performances of Timothée Chalamet and Armie Hammer, which are undoubtedly worthy of a mass each. Since spring 2019, we’ve been waiting to see if the two actors will return for the sequel to Find Me. We got an answer to that recently, but that’s not the only reason why we’re looking forward to buying tickets for the film.
1. The original characters return
The first and most important reason: Timothée Chalamet and Armie Hammer, as well as the rest of the cast, will be back on the big screen. Despite the fact that Armie Hammer, who plays Oliver, initially said he didn’t think a sequel should be pushed, he accepted the role. This was confirmed by the director himself. In an interview with La Repubblica, Luca Guadagnino said that the epidemic would delay the start of filming – the October premiere was cancelled – but that everyone from the original cast would return. Honestly, could you have imagined other actors taking on the roles of Elio and Oliver?
2. Out with the tissues!
Even if you didn’t tear up the first part (impossible), you’ll still need a pack of tissues during Find Me. Guadagnino promises a much darker story – with drama and tragedy, as AIDS will feature prominently in the plot of the sequel. There was no reference to it in the first film – the filmmakers avoided this by changing the 1987 date in the original book to 1983. The second part takes place 10-15 years later, so it is necessary to touch on this sensitive subject.
3. We can also expect retrospectives
You may not have known, but a four-hour version of the first part of the film was made, but the Blu-ray release didn’t include the deleted scenes. So there’s a chance that these sequences will be used in flashback in the sequel, when the characters meet again and revisit their shared memories.
4. You can also get Oliver’s perspective on the story
André Aciman told the story of Call Me By Your Name through the eyes of Elio. But in the novel Find Me, Oliver is the narrator in some chapters, so it is possible that this will be important in the film adaptation. Not to mention the fact that the sequel will be about Elio’s father, Sami, so we can expect a really complicated plot.
5. More love stories
“I don’t think Elio should necessarily become a gay man” said Guadagnino. “He hasn’t found his place yet. I think he could start an intense relationship with Marzia again,” he added. In the sequel, however, the two male protagonists are reunited when Elio turns up at one of Oliver’s lectures after 15 years. A man named Michel will also be involved in Elio’s life, so there will certainly be no shortage of love stories.
6. Timothée Chalamet returns as a grown man
In the sequel, the actor who played a 17-year-old teenage boy in the first film will play a successful pianist in his 30s. In fact, judging by the 24-year-old actor’s performances to date – we could list all his films – we can safely say that he will have no problem with this task.