R | | Drama, Romance
In Northern Italy in 1983, seventeen year-old Elio begins a relationship with visiting Oliver, his father's research assistant, with whom he bonds over his emerging sexuality, their Jewish heritage, and the beguiling Italian landscape.
Sufjan Stevens wrote two original songs for the film when only one was requested. The songs were "Visions of Gideon" and "Mystery of Love." Stevens was asked to remake his song "Futile Devices" (from the album The Age of Adz), with piano to be close to Elio.
They know about us.
Oliver: I figured.
Oliver: From the way your dad spoke to me, he made me feel like a part of the family, almost like a son-in-law. You're so lucky! My father would have carted me off to a correctional facility.
Elio: Elio. Elio, Elio, Elio, Elio,...
When prof. Perlman is showing Oliver the colour slides of Greek statues sent from Berlin, the 4th one is the 'dancing satyr' which was discovered in Sicily in 1998 (the statue is displayed in a museum specially built for it in Mazara del Vallo in Sicily), while the film is set in 1983.
Although the movie has a full opening credits sequence, the title of the film is not shown on screen until the end credits begin.
English, Italian, French, German, Hebrew
$412,932 (USA) (26 November 2017)
$14,368,660 (USA) (15 February 2018)
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