R | | Drama, Romance
In 1980s Italy, romance blossoms between a seventeen-year-old student and the older man hired as his father's research assistant.
Original literary source: "Call Me By Your Name", novel by André Aciman, published on 23-1- 2007 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux, New York, 256 pages, ISBN: 9780374299217 (Lambday Literary Award)
You two had a nice friendship.
Mr. Perlman: You're too smart not to know how rare, how special what you two had was.
Elio: Oliver was Oliver.
Mr. Perlman: Parce-que c'etait lui, parce-que c'etait moi.
Elio: Oliver may be very intelligent but...
Mr. Perlman: Oh no, no, no. He was more than ...
Elio: I ...
Mr. Perlman: ...
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).
The sound of the fire crackling in the fireplace continues after the last image of Elio goes black and the final notes of Sufjan Stevens's "Visions of Gideon" fade out.
English, Italian, French, German, Hebrew
$412,932 26 November 2017