Call Me By Your Name banned in Tunisia

The Oscar winning film Call Me By Your Name has been banned in Tunisia.

The film was expected to have a one-off screening but authorities forced the screening to be cancelled at the last minute citing the film’s gay love story as the reason for the ban.

Both male and female consensual same-sex activity is illegal in the country and those caught engaging in homosexual activities face a three year prison sentence.

The film picked up the Best Adapted Screenplay statue at 2018 The Academy Awards, it was also nominated for Best Picture, and Timothée Chalamet was in the running for the Best Actor award.

Director Luca Guadagnino has suggested that there is the potential for a sequel to the film that is based on a novel by André Aciman.

When he walked the red carpet for the Oscars Guadagnino told reporters that he’d been working with Aciman on the story for a follow-up film.

Speaking to USA Today the director said the sequel would be see the two characters reunite in America five or six years after the conclusion of the first film.

“I’m already conceiving the story with André Aciman, and it’s gonna happen five or six years afterwards,” Guadagnino said. “It’s gonna be a new movie, a different tone.”

Actor Armie Hammer spoke about the reprising his role at the Texas Film Festival and said he was ‘Gung-ho” about the proposal.

OIP Staff

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