Reflecting on human nature, family and first love, Call Me By Your Name joins the likes of Brokeback Mountain, Carol and Moonlight in the essential queer cinema canon. GOOGLE IMAGE

Sensual Italian masterpiece Call Me By Your Name plays Jan. 18 at Carib Theatre

Quesnel Film Club launches winter schedule with a lineup of international movies

Quesnel Film Club has announced its 2018 Winter Lineup of international films beginning with Call Me By Your Name, slated for Jan. 18 at the Carib Theatre.

Showtime is 6:30 p.m.

Director Luca Guadagnino drenches us with the golden heat of a Northern Italian summer in this new sensual masterpiece.

It’s 1983, and 17-year-old music prodigy Elio whiles his time away by the pool in a beautiful vacation villa along with his Greco-Roman professor father and French mother, while the family reads German poetry to each other.

Each year, the family welcomes an academic assistant for six weeks and this year’s guest is the broad-shouldered, cocky Oliver, who could easily stand on his own among the Greek statues he studies.

At first ambivalent to each other, it’s not long before the mutual attraction between the wiry, hot-blooded adolescent and the Adonis in tiny shorts simmers beyond the bathroom they share.

This time around, Guadagnino eschews his usual splashy filmmaking with a less hurried pace and understated storytelling, at the same time offering ripe, glowing visual details to amplify and fill in the subtext.

Ultimately, the director and his cast have crafted a movie that transcends its same-sex central story to tell a universal coming-of-age story.

Reflecting on human nature, family, and first love, Call Me by Your Name joins the likes of Brokeback Mountain, Carol and Moonlight in the essential queer cinema canon.

Tickets for Call Me By Your Name are $9.50 (regular admission), or $7.50 (seniors) and includes membership in the Quesnel Film Club.

For information, call 250-747-7422 or 250-747-3979 or join them on Facebook at Quesnel Film Club or visit

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