In the trending topic of Oscar-worthy movies, there’s one in particular that attiré mon attention: Luca Guadagnino’s “Call me by your name” (based on the 2007 novel by André Aciman).
The Villa Albergoni in Moscazzano near Crema, in the Lombardian countryside, was chosen to give life to the Perlman family. The Italian film director’s particular and obsessive approach to spaces transformed an austere house into the home of the Perlman family — a beloved, much alive, bohemian 1983 home, to be exact.
Singapore-born Violante Visconti di Modrone, an actress and set decorator, and Production Designer Samuel Deshors decorated the villa as a ‘place rich in history’, filled with heritage furniture for a well-traveled family. Visconti chose a series of Japanese paintings for the living room, an Empire banquette, Persian carpets for the floors, and Dedar fabric for the sofas and armchairs, curtains and tablecloths. The faded scarlet sofa and the small cameos of Lombard kings in the office balance the XVIIIe gilded mirror and the library of the archeology professor, Mr. Perlman.
“For me, space is everything. The character must be a product of the behavior and interaction of the space.”–Luca Guadagnino