Call Me by Your Name

Call Me by Your Name ★★★★

Quietly breathtaking little story about burgeoning love and self identity in the Italian countryside in the 1980s. I love the way that the main relationship unfolds for the longest time as a series of small gestures, looks, unspoken moments, in a way more realistic than how most love stories bloom on screen. I love the way this film carves out its own little world in this isolated place, surrounded by bucolic nature. It could have been shorter, but I'm not sure if it would have worked as well. Simply living with, spending time with these characters helps deepen the effects of their actions by the end.

Also the score has John Adams and Sufjan and it's beautiful.

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