Drama / Romance
Runtime: 132 minutes
Rated 14A: coarse language, sexual content
Directed by Luca Guadagnino
Starring: Armie Hammer, Timothée Chalamet
Rated 96% Fresh on Rotten Tomatoes! / Nominated for 4 Oscars, including Best Picture!
Synopsis: It’s the summer of 1983 in the north of Italy, and Elio, a precocious 17- year-old American-Italian, spends his days in his family’s 17th century villa 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 splendour 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.
Unforgettable on every level, the kind of film that has the power to move and inspire. -RogerEbert.com
A powerfully erotic and affecting love story, albeit one so closely and intimately observed that the term “slow burn” seems almost inadequate. -LA Times