Oscar-winning gay drama ‘Call Me By Your Name’ pulled from Beijing Film Festival

Oscar-winning drama “Call Me By Your Name” has been pulled from the Beijing International Film Festival’s lineup, according to a report by Reuters.

The coming of age drama, starring Armie Hammer and newcomer Timothee Chalamet as lovers, was pulled after the film’s screening proposal  was not approved by China regulators. The move comes as the Chinese parliament voted to allow the Propaganda Department of the Communist Party’s Central Committee to have control over film, news and publishing.

Adapted from a 2007 novel by Andre Aciman, the film follows a love story set in 1980s Italy between a 17-year-old boy (Timothee Chalamet from “Homeland”) and a twentysomething man (Armie Hammer).

“Call Me By Your Name” was directed by Italy’s Luca Guadagnino (“A Bigger Splash”) from a script by James Ivory, Walter Fasano and Guadagnino. It was produced by Peter Spears, Emilie Georges, Guadagnino, Ivory, Marco Morabito, Howard Rosenman, and Rodrigo Teixeira.

“Call Me By Your Name” took home Oscar gold earlier this month for Best Writing Adapted Screenplay. James Ivory, in his acceptance speech, described the film as “a story familiar to most of us whether we are straight or gay or somewhere in between.”

Ivory’s Oscar win made history as the 89-year-old became the oldest-ever Oscar winner.

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SAN SEBASTIAN, SPAIN - SEPTEMBER 24: Timothee Chalamet attends the 'Beautiful Boy' premiere during the 66th San Sebastian International Film Festival on September 24, 2018 in San Sebastian, Spain. (Photo by Juan Naharro Gimenez/WireImage)
Actor Timothee Chalamet attends the 'Beautiful Boy' photocall during the 66th San Sebastian International Film Festival on September 24, 2018 in San Sebastian, Spain. (Photo by Manuel Romano/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
TORONTO, ON - SEPTEMBER 08: Timothee Chalamet attends The Hollywood Foreign Press Association and InStyle Party during 2018 Toronto International Film Festival at Four Seasons Hotel on September 8, 2018 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Phillip Faraone/WireImage)
US/French actor Timothee Chalamet arrives at the premiere of 'Beautiful Boy' at the Toronto International Film Festival in Toronto, Ontario, September 7, 2018. (Photo by Geoff Robins / AFP) (Photo credit should read GEOFF ROBINS/AFP/Getty Images)
AUSTIN, TEXAS - MARCH 08: Timothee Chalamet speaks during the 2018 Texas Film Awards at AFS Cinema on March 8, 2018 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Gary Miller/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - MARCH 04: Actor Timothee Chalamet attends the 2018 Vanity Fair Oscar Party hosted by Radhika Jones at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on March 4, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - MARCH 04: Timothee Chalamet (L) and Armie Hammer attend the 90th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on March 4, 2018 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
SANTA MONICA, CA - MARCH 03: Actor Timothee Chalamet, winner of Best Male Lead for 'Call Me by Your Name', poses in the press room during the 2018 Film Independent Spirit Awards on March 3, 2018 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Phillip Faraone/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 18: Timothee Chalamet attends the EE British Academy Film Awards (BAFTA) held at Royal Albert Hall on February 18, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Jeff Spicer/Jeff Spicer/Getty Images)
Timothee Chalamet arriving at the Charles Finch and Chanel pre-Bafta party at the Mark's Club in Mayfair, London. (Photo by Isabel Infantes/PA Images via Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - FEBRUARY 05: Timothee Chalamet arrives at the 90th Annual Academy Awards Nominee Luncheon at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on February 5, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
SANTA BARBARA, CA - FEBRUARY 03: Timothee Chalamet appears onstage before receiving the Virtuosos Award at The Santa Barbara International Film Festival on February 3, 2018 in Santa Barbara, California. (Photo by Michael Kovac/Getty Images for Dom Perignon)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 28: Timothee Chalamet and Armie Hammer attend the London Film Critics Circle Awards 2018 at The Mayfair Hotel on January 28, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Mike Marsland/Mike Marsland/WireImage)
PARIS, FRANCE - JANUARY 26: Actor Timothee Chalamet attends 'Call Me By Your Name' Paris Premiere at UGC Cine Cite des Halles on January 26, 2018 in Paris, France. (Photo by Laurent Viteur/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 21: Timothee Chalamet arrives at the 24th Annual Screen Actors-Guild Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on January 21, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 03: Timothee Chalamet attends the 2017 New York Film Critics Awards at TAO Downtown on January 3, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Nicholas Hunt/Getty Images)
PALM SPRINGS, CA - JANUARY 02: Timothee Chalamet arrives at the 29th Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival Film Awards Gala at Palm Springs Convention Center on January 2, 2018 in Palm Springs, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
PALM SPRINGS, CA - JANUARY 02: Armie Hammer, Timothee Chalamet arrives at the 29th Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival Film Awards Gala at Palm Springs Convention Center on January 2, 2018 in Palm Springs, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 21: Violetta Komyshan, Ansel Elgort and Timothee Chalamet attend the New York Knicks Vs Boston Celtics game at Madison Square Garden on December 21, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by James Devaney/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 13: Timothee Chalamet speaks onstage during the Museum of the Moving Image Salute to Annette Bening at 583 Park Avenue on December 13, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 07: Actor Timothee Chalamet attends the 2017 GQ Men Of The Year Party at Chateau Marmont on December 7, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 07: Nicole Kidman (L) and Timothee Chalamet at The New York Times Magazine Celebrates 'The Great Performers Issue' 2017 on December 7, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Tommaso Boddi/Getty Images for The New York Times )
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 27: Timothee Chalamet attends IFP's 27th Annual Gotham Independent Film Awards at Cipriani Wall Street on November 27, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Steven Ferdman/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 27: Actor Timothee Chalamet visits the SiriusXM Studios on November 27, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Noam Galai/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 20: Actor Timothee Chalamet poses for portrait at the SAG-AFTRA Foundation Conversations screening of 'Call Me By Your Name' at SAG-AFTRA Foundation Screening Room on November 20, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Rodin Eckenroth/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 16: Armie Hammer and Timothee Chalamet attend Calvin Klein and The Cinema Society host the after party for Sony Pictures Classics' 'Call Me By Your Name' on November 16, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Sylvain Gaboury/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 16: Timothee Chalamet and Armie Hammer attend Calvin Klein and The Cinema Society host a screening of Sony Pictures Classics' 'Call Me By Your Name' on November 16, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Sylvain Gaboury/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
Actor Timothee Chalamet attends the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) and InStyle celebration of the 75th Annual Golden Globe Awards season at Catch LA in West Hollywood, on November 15, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / CHRIS DELMAS (Photo credit should read CHRIS DELMAS/AFP/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - NOVEMBER 10: Actor Timothee Chalamet arrives at the AFI FEST 2017 Presented By Audi screening of 'Call Me By Your Name' at the TCL Chinese Theatre on November 10, 2017 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Amanda Edwards/WireImage)
Actor Timothee Chalamet arrives for the screening of 'Call Me By Your Name' during the AFI Fest 2017 Centerpiece Gala Presentation on November 10, 2017 at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, California. / AFP PHOTO / Robyn Beck (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - NOVEMBER 09: Timothee Chalamet at the 'Lady Bird' Press Conference at the Four Seasons Hotel on November 9, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Vera Anderson/WireImage)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - NOVEMBER 05: Timothee Chalamet arrives at the 21st Annual Hollywood Film Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on November 5, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - NOVEMBER 05: Honoree Timothee Chalamet attends the 21st Annual Hollywood Film Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on November 5, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for HFA)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 04: Actor Timothee Chalamet (L) wearing Gucci, and actor Armie Hammer attend the 2017 LACMA Art + Film Gala Honoring Mark Bradford and George Lucas presented by Gucci at LACMA on November 4, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Stefanie Keenan/Getty Images for LACMA)
LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 09: Timothee Chalamet attends the Mayor Of London Gala & UK Premiere of 'Call Me By Your Name' during the 61st BFI London Film Festival on October 9, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Mike Marsland/Mike Marsland/WireImage)
LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 09: (L-R) Armie Hammer, Esther Garrel and Timothee Chalamet attend the Mayor Of London Gala & UK Premiere of 'Call Me By Your Name' during the 61st BFI London Film Festival on October 9, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by John Phillips/John Phillips/Getty Images for BFI)
LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 09: Timothee Chalamet during the press conference for 'Call Me By Your Name' during the 61st BFI London Film Festival on October 9, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by John Phillips/John Phillips/Getty Images for BFI)
LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 09: Timothee Chalamet (L) and Armie Hammer attend a photocall for 'Call Me By Your Name' during the 61st BFI London Film Festival on October 9, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by John Phillips/John Phillips/Getty Images for BFI)
EAST HAMPTON, NY - OCTOBER 07: Actors Timothee Chalamet and Grace Van Patten attend the red carpet for Variety's 10 Actors To Watch photo call at Nick & Toni's during Hamptons International Film Festival 2017 - Day Three on October 7, 2017 in East Hampton, New York. (Photo by Eugene Gologursky/Getty Images for Hamptons International Film Festival)
Michael Stuhlbarg, Timothee Chalamet, Armie Hammer and Luca Guadagnino of 'Call me by your name' pose for a portrait at the 55th New York Film Festival on October 4, 2017. (Photo by Matt Doyle /Contour by Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 03: Actor Timothee Chalamet attends a screening of 'Call Me by Your Name' during the 55th New York Film Festival at Alice Tully Hall on October 3, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images)
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