Opened: November 18, 2022
Directed by: Luca Guadagnino
Starring: Taylor Russell, Timothée Chalamet, Mark Rylance, André Holland, Michael Stuhlbarg, David Gordon Green, Jessica Harper, Anna Cobb, Jake Horowitz & Chloë Sevigny
Call Me by Your Name director Luca Guadagnino and stars Timothée Chalamet and Michael Stuhlbarg team up again for another coming-of-age romance, but this time with a side of cannibalism.
When Maren (Taylor Russell) has another cannibalistic incident, her father (André Holland) deserts her. She first encounters a Sully (Mark Rylance), who’s strange and like her. When she leaves him, she meets Lee (Chalamet) – another cannibal – and falls for him.
This is easily darker than the aforementioned film, but there aren’t too many shots of cannibalism happening, so you do get to focus more on the romance between this couple on the run.
Russell gives a quiet but powerful performance, while Rylance is terrifying and Chalamet continues to prove he’s part of the class of future great movie stars.
Final say: A little gross and a bit lovely. ★★★★☆