Why you should watch “Call me by your name”

Updated: Jun 25, 2021




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“Call me by your name” is a movie adaptation based on the novel of the same name by Andre Aciman revolving around the love story of Elio Perlman and his father’s assistant Oliver. Despite their difference in age, their feelings for each other is soon realized as time went on.


Why is loving someone so difficult? We have to be apart again and then spend a lifetime missing each other. Although the relationship was not long, Oliver and Elio were happy together and lived fully in intense and true sincerity. Although they were forced to leave due to circumstances, their memories that they had together are certainly permanent and irreplaceable.


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The film paints a picture on life and love beyond the prejudices of society. Through the film, we can also understand and learn more about the LGBT community and their feelings through the story of Perlman and Olivier and bring awareness to their fight for equality. The film also brings the message of always being true to the emotions in your heart and serves as a reminder for each of us to take a chance on those we have feelings for.


Grab some popcorn and a machine, relax yourself and enjoy the story. Perhaps you can find yourself in the movie as well!


“Call me by your name and I'll call you by mine"




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Article written in Vietnamese by Chloe Truong. English translation by Thinh Nguyen