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.
In an interview with the website Creative Screenwriting in May 2017, James Ivory revealed that initially, he and Luca Guadagnino would co-direct the film. The rights to the novel were optioned by some friends of Ivory who live in upstate New York, one of them was an agent in... ...
Am I offending you?
Oliver: Just don't.
In the final shot of Elio at the fireplace, a housefly can be seen crawling on his shirt. Flies don't live long enough for it to be in the house that time of year, when snow has fallen (and during Hanukkah).
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)
$7,400,081 (USA) (15 January 2018)
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