Starring Timothée Chalomet, Armie Hammer, Michael Stahlberg, Amira Casar
Set in the early ’80s, seventeen year old Elio (Chalomet) spends the summer with his parents in the Italian countryside, where he meets Oliver (Hammer), a college student his father’s invited to stay with them. While the reserved Elio is initially antagonistic towards the outgoing guest, the two slowly fall for each other in what becomes a summer of bliss and heartbreak. Written by James Ivory (Remains of the Day, Howard’s End), the film is a passionate love story whose greatest strength is in capturing and drawing out the two distinct lead characters. Their relationship is romantic at times, awkward at others, and as the film is really about first loves, that’s appropriate.