Frank shares his appreciation for 'Call Me By Your Name'

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Oscar contender Call Me By Your Name has receiving mostly positive reviews and been listed as a favorite by many in 2017. Now the film's director Luca Guadagnino can celebrate adding Frank Ocean to that lot.

From Frank's Tumblr:

MICHAEL STUHLBARG IS MY NEW DAD NOW AND THAT’S THAT.
#call me by your name

Michael Stuhlbarg plays Mr. Perlman, father of Elio Perlman (played by Timothée Chalamet) in the film. Clearly the relationship between Stuhlburg and his on-screen son resonated with Frank, who shared a similar experience to Chalamet's character as a young man; an experience he shared in an open letter in 2012.

A synopsis of Call Me By Your Name:

It's the summer of 1983, and precocious 17-year-old Elio Perlman is spending the days with his family at their 17th-century villa in Lombardy, Italy. He soon meets Oliver, a handsome doctoral student who's working as an intern for Elio's father. Amid the sun-drenched splendor of their surroundings, Elio and Oliver discover the heady beauty of awakening desire over the course of a summer that will alter their lives forever.

In response to Frank's admiration for the movie, a flustered Timotheé Chalamet (a Frank Ocean fan in his own right) spoke to Michelle Buchman from the Nerdist:

I'm the biggest fan of his in the world. He has shown all of us what it is to have, beyond artistic integrity, fresh artistry in a time where, because of the digital landscape, it can be hard to maintain the mystery and freshness. I think he's done it.

More importantly, the music—and I'm not a musician—but the music and the artistry, it's so incredible.