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Luca Guadagnino: Love and Horror

“I think it’s infectious to see how people can be connected to their desires.” —Luca Guadagnino

Celebrate the career of Luca Guadagnino, coming to the Walker on February 1.

Internationally renowned director Luca Guadagnino made his debut in 1999 with The Protagonists, a crime thriller set in London starring Tilda Swinton. Since then, he has continued to dive deeply into characters’ psyches and the dark waters of desire, love, and horror, portraying intimate relationships with vivid, natural ease. His adaptation of Call Me by Your Name, a sensual and moving vision of secret passion, was nominated for Best Picture at the 2018 Academy Awards. Suspiria, his newest feature that premiered this fall, is a remake of Dario Argento’s classic 1977 horror film. With a wide range of influences and inspirations as director and as a frequent international film festival juror, Guadagnino will illuminate his career and complex psychoanalytical narratives, reaching far into the past, present, and future of cinema.

This series includes a conversation between Guadagnino and Scott Foundas, film acquisitions and development executive at Amazon Studios, as well as a presentation of the director’s Desire trilogy featuring I Am Love (2009), A Bigger Splash (2015), and Call Me by Your Name (2017).

Tickets are now on sale.