By Dilair Singh
Call Me By Your Name has received a lot of recognition for being a groundbreaking work. One of the better aspects of the film is, aside from the fact that it stands on its own as a great work, it seems to be inspired by other successful films. It also shares similarities with a handful of coming of age movies.
While the easier route to take would be suggesting films like Carol, or Blue is the Warmest Color, you’ll find that this list focuses more on the coming of age aspect of Call Me By Your Name.
1. A Summer’s Tale (1996)
Eric Rohmer’s work is arguably the most impactful on Call Me By Your Name; it’s the comparison that gets thrown around the most in reviews for Luca Guadagnino’s film. However, the comparison exists for good reason; Rohmer didn’t just influence Guadagnino. His work is seminal, influencing generations of filmmakers with his attention to dialogue and what his characters sometimes don’t say.
A Summer’s Tale is one of the most comparable films to Call Me By Your Name; the frustration of the main character as well as the obvious summer setting make this a compelling watch.
What Rohmer is great at here is creating a character who is unsure of himself, contrasted with what is supposed to be a great period in his life. It makes for interesting, and often poignant results. This particular Rohmer film also still feels very fresh: it was released in 1996, but only made it to North America in 2014.
2. La Collectionneuse (1967)
You can throw a dart at Eric Rohmer’s filmography and find something that, in some way or another, may have influenced Guadagnino’s film. However, La Collectionneuse is one of his films that comes → continue…
From:: Taste Of Cinema