Elio Perlman is spending the summer with his family at their vacation home in Lombardy, Italy. When his father hires a handsome doctoral student, the curious 17-year-old finds himself developing a growing attraction to the young man.
Directed by: Luca Guadagnino
A near-perfect, timeless movie which will be responsible for many tears and yeast infections. Languid small-town living is captured perfectly, as is the tentative romance between the leads. I can't think of any substantive criticism until the last 25 minutes, when the movie becomes sloppy, less of a climax than a dissipation. (And personally, I'd have liked to see a sliver more of sexuality, which is oddly lacking.) Still, it's good. Watch it.
Frenesy Film Company
Water's End Productions
Memento Films International
Ministero per i Beni e le Attività Culturali (MiBAC)
2 hr 12 mins
$ 4,000,000.00 (Estimated)
$ 41,063,475.00 (USA)
$ 37,063,475.00 (Estimated in USA)