Is there special meaning of the name of this movie? What do you think it means?
I think, in love, when you call the other by your name, that means complete surrender.
What makes your want to make this film?
It's the two actors, more precisely, it's Timothy. He reminds me of Elio. And I as a producer, along with others. We've been trying to find a director for this film, but at a lunch we thought: why don't we just try to make our own version of this film? And then we start with the script. Which it took us three years, but its extraordinary.
The time background of this movie? Why 80s?
First of all, the novel was in 1998. Secondly, I think the year 1983 is the last year of the innocent age of the US. Shortly after it starts the Reagan age. Therefore it fits the novel, which the characters are so willing to embrace the true desire of themselves, meet the nature.
The reference of books in the movie:
I find it amazing that when I read the books from that time, their philosophy is so advanced even for today, for us.
To be continued