The new film by Luca Guadagnino is a sensual and transcendent tale of first love, based on the acclaimed novel by André Aciman. It’s the summer of 1983 in the north of Italy, and Elio Perlman, a precocious 17-year-old American-Italian, spends his days in his family’s villa playing classical music and reading. One day, Oliver, a charming American scholar, arrives as the annual summer intern tasked with helping Elio’s father. Amid the 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.
R • 2h12m • Italy (some subtitles)