In an interview included on the Call Me by Your Name DVD, the director Luca Guadagnino says that ‘limitation is freedom.’ This reminded me of the phrase ‘the paralysis of choice’, which I think I read in an article about American healthcare. It seems paradoxical: if there are lots of options, surely we should feel free not paralysed? But it makes sense. I recently did some filming and the limitations were time, space and people. I had a great time. While I wish I could have had three months off work, a range of dreamy locations that require travelling, and a huge crew, I know that if I did, I wouldn’t know where to start. This is why I don’t like shopping: I’m overwhelmed by the number of things. And yet, I like the idea of choice. How very awkward.