Monday, June 01, 2020

Call Maxime By Your Matthias

Finally, some word on the US release of Xavier Dolan's new movie that we've been telling you about, and telling you about, and telling you about, and telling you about... I speak, and speak, and speak, of Matthias & Maxime, which in 2018 Dolan said was inspired by his (and our) love affair with Luca Guadagnino's Call me By Your Name. M&M stars Dolan himself and Gabriel D'Almeida Freitas (seen above) as friends who become more than friends -- I had been worried it was a "gay guy falls for his straight friend" movie but I have been assured, via comments from people who've already seen the film, that it is more than that. 

Anyway word came last week (via, thx Mac) that the movie is getting a streaming release here thanks to the streaming service called Mubi (who coincidentally just released Luca Guadagnino's last film, the short with Julianne Moore, a couple of months back) -- we don't have a specific date but they say This Summer. So march your calendars and yes I do mean get out a giant red marker and violently scrawl MATTHIAS AND MAXIME over every page in it for the next four months. What, you've got something else going on? Here's the film's international poster:


Anonymous said...

I think he ended up dedicating the film to Luca Guadagnino, Joel Edgerton, Eliza Hittman and Francis Lee... Looking forward to your review, I appreciated it immensely more upon second viewing.

oh, also:

Marxelo said...

I just LOVED the film. So touching and very mobilizing and levitating despite some slightly obvious scenes.

Anonymous said...

Going to have to unsubscribe from Netflix for mubi when it comes out, support our boy instead of getting the seven-day free trial and watching it over and over during those seven days. Realy really excited for this and your review.