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3 cult films by Luca Guadagnino that you absolutely must see

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Over the past few years, Luca Guadagnino has managed to make a name for himself in Hollywood. The Italian filmmaker has imposed his mark… So much so that barely released, his new film Challengers has already caused a lot of talk. However, the name of the director may not mean anything to you.

We therefore wanted to return to the excellent filmography of Luca Guadagnino. Here are 4 must-see films directed by Luca Guadagnino.

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This is undoubtedly the film that highlighted the full talent of Luca Guadagnino. In 2017, the filmmaker offers us Call me by your name, a real gem that makes us want to spend our summer under the overwhelming Italian sun.

With Call me by your name Luca Guadagnino succeeds in accurately capturing the first emotions of Elio, a teenager who falls under the spell of captivating (and a little arrogant) American assistant to his father, for a summer. Love and desire are at the heart of the feature film which takes place in northern Italy in the 1980s.

Call me by your namewas a real revelation. Its delicate staging, its excellent soundtrack, its polished aesthetic and the remarkable performance of Timothée Chalamet left their mark, as did the monologue of Elio's father, performed by Michael Stuhlbarg. The feature film won the Oscar for best adapted screenplay and earned Timothée Chalamet the Golden Globe for best dramatic actor. A springboard for the young performer but also for the Italian filmmaker. Note that Call me by your name is the last opus of the Desire Trilogy, with Amore and A Bigger Splash. But these films can be watched independently of each other. Watch on Netflix.

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A few years later, Luca Guadagnino returns with Bones & All. Love and Timothée Chalamet are always there. With this film, the director makes us a… bloody proposition. Maren is not a young girl like the others. When her father abandons her, she decides to follow in the footsteps of her mother, who abandoned them when she was born. On her way, she meets Lee, a young boy who seems to understand her. Together, they embark on an unusual road trip and begin a passionate love story, but their demons and their past lie in wait for them…

Powerful and intense, Bones & All is confusing. Despite the presence of hemoglobin in abundance, the film displays a contradictory softness. Far from what we are used to seeing, Bones & All seduces with its staging and its actors, more invested than ever.

Bones & All allowed the Italian filmmaker to win the Silver Lion for Best Director and Taylor Russell to take home the Marcello Mastroianni Prize (equivalent to Best Newcomer) at the Venice Film Festival in 2022. The film can be seen on Prime Video.

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After Call me by your name, Luca Guadagnino wanted to make a 180° turn since Suspiria is a remake of the cult horror film of the same name by Dario Argento. We are therefore far from the sweetness of Elio's first emotions… Strange and sinuous, this remake takes us to Berlin, while Susie joins the famous Helena Markos dance company. Even better ? She gets along well with the choreographer, Ms. Blanc. But over the course of rehearsals, Susie makes increasingly disturbing and terrifying discoveries…

In the cast of Suspiria, we find Dakota Johnson, Tilda Swinton, Mia Goth as well as Chloe Grace Moretz. Although the feature film did not win any awards, it was still in competition for the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival in 2018. The film is available for purchase and for rental on CANAL+ VOD.

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Teilor Stone

By Teilor Stone

Teilor Stone has been a reporter on the news desk since 2013. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining Thesaxon , Teilor Stone worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my teilor@nizhtimes.com 1-800-268-7116