Sicilian-born Luca Guadagnino is a chronicler of the sensual, of the sublime and occasionally ridiculous. He's a sensationalist in the best sense of the term, a cartographer of the more embarrassing, least examined borders of human experience. His closest analogue, to my mind, is Nagisa Ōshima, another artist unafraid of digging into our most intimate, most carnal aspects and somehow mining high-minded art from all that primate muck. At his best, I would slot Guadagnino's pictures in with the likes of Hiroshi Teshigahara's Woman in the Dunes or Derek Jarman's The Last of England: erotic rather than titillating; taboo rather than polite. His movies are about the freedom of becoming lost.