It’s the summer of 1983, and precocious 17-year-old Elio Perlman is spending the days with his family at their 17th-century villa in Lombardy, Italy transcribing and playing classical music, reading, and flirting with his friend Marzia.
Elio enjoys a close relationship with his father, an eminent professor specializing in Greco-Roman culture, and his mother Annella , a translator, who favour him with the fruits of high culture in a setting that overflows with natural delights. While Elio’s sophistication and intellectual gifts suggest he is already a fully-fledged adult, there is much that yet remains innocent and unformed about him, particularly about matters of the heart.
One day, Oliver , a charming American scholar working on his doctorate, arrives as the annual summer intern tasked with helping Elio’s father. Amid the sun-drenched splendor of the setting, Elio and Oliver discover the heady beauty of awakening desire over the course of a summer that will alter their lives forever.
Dir: Luca Guadagnino, Italy/Brazil/US/France, 2017, 2 15.
Stars: Armie Hammer, Timothée Chalamet, Michael Stuhlbarg.