Luca Guadagnino (born 10 August 1971) is an Italian film director, producer, and screenwriter. He has collaborated a number of times with actress Tilda Swinton, including on the films The Protagonists (1999), I Am Love (2010), A Bigger Splash (2015) and Suspiria (2018).
For directing and producing Call Me by Your Name (2017), Guadagnino received widespread critical acclaim and several accolades, including nominations for an Academy Award for Best Picture, Nastro d'Argento for Best Director, and BAFTA Award for Best Direction.
Born on 10 August 1971 in Palermo, Italy, to an Italian father from Canicattì, Sicily, and an Algerian mother, Guadagnino spent his early childhood in Ethiopia, where his father taught history and Italian literature at a technical school in Addis Abeba. He studied literature at the University of Palermo, and graduated from Sapienza University of Rome in the faculty of History and Critics of Cinema with a thesis on the American filmmaker Jonathan Demme.