In less than one month, the year’s swooniest gem, “Call Me by Your Name,” hits theaters. Sony Pictures Classics has released a handful of clips since the movie’s lauded premiere at the Sundance Film Festival in January. The latest of these, exclusive to HuffPost, shows our bare-chested protagonists playfully sparring over a classical piano composition.
If you haven’t been tracking the thirsty fandom that already surrounds this film, here’s a recap: Based on a celebrated 2007 novel by André Aciman, “Call Me by Your Name” depicts a sun-kissed 1983 summer romance between a teenager (Timothée Chalamet) and the 20-something graduate student (Armie Hammer) who is completing an internship of sorts at his parents’ Italian villa. A coming-of-age love story directed by sensual maestro Luca Guadagnino, who also made “I Am Love” and “A Bigger Splash,” the Oscar-bound movie is as close to big-screen perfection as it gets.
Now, to set up this scene for the uninitiated: The pair ― neither of whom has come out of the closet ― spend a long time talking around their feelings. Their interactions at first exist on a spectrum somewhere between coy avoidance and undefinable flirtations. Here, as their connection blossoms, they tease each other over the arrangements of a Bach piece. Enjoy the shirtlessness of it all.
“Call Me by Your Name” opens in theaters Nov. 24.