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In the past 20 years, Luca Guadagnino has directed, written, and/or produced over 20 movies, collaborating with actress Tilda Swinton on the films The Protagonists (1999), I Am Love (2010), A Bigger Splash (2015), and a remake of Dario Argento’s Suspiria (2018). I Am Love garnered 14 major wins and 26 nominations, including Best Foreign Language Film at the Golden Globes.
Luca’s masterpiece Suspiria was the most anticipated film of 2018, and features an original (and first ever) score by composer Thom Yorke of Radiohead.
His film Call Me By Your Name was a major hit at the 2018 Academy Awards, winning for Best Adapted Screenplay, as well as three nominations for Best Picture, Best Leading Actor, and Best Original Song. It also earned 16 wins and over 30 major nominations during the 2017-2018 awards season run.
Luca just finished filming his first movie in the United States. Shot in Cincinnati, based on the novel by Camille DeAngelis, Bones and All, stars Timothée Chalamet, Taylor Russell, Chloë Sevigny, and Mark Rylance. In it, a young woman learns how to survive on the margins of society. He also just released an eight-episode series for HBO titled We Are Who We Are, which centers on a pair of teenagers discovering themselves while living on an Italian military base. In addition, he is attached to direct an adaptation of Scarface, and Warner Bros.’ latest adaptation of William Golding’s classic novel Lord of the Flies.
2021 has also been a very busy year for him. Besides working in Cincinnati, Luca has shot massive campaigns for Aston Martin DBX starring The Crown’s Josh O’Conner, Moncler staring Sophie Okonedo, and a 45 minute film for Zara starring John C Reilly as Santa titled O Night Divine.
But Luca’s vision doesn’t stop at movies. Although not a designer by trade, he recently assembled a crew of 150 Italian craftspeople to execute his inaugural experiment in interior design — a 9,600 square-foot, 2-story ochre mansion on the shores of Lake Como, owned by Yoox founder Federico Marchetti and his partner, Kerry Olsen. In 2019, he designed a luxury Aesop store in central London, which focuses on uniqueness such as nude-pink tones, an attempt by the studio to emulate the tones seen in portrait paintings by the late British artist Lucian Freud, and Boiserie-style panels made from stucco.
Who can guess what’s next for this thoroughly modern Master?