A Summer of reading, eating, and falling in love in Northern Italy. I won't go too in depth on how amazing this story and film was, but I will just say the connection and love between Elio and Oliver goes past acting. It was one of those films with such beautiful cinematography and unspoken connection that you could possibly eliminate all dialogue and still understand the story.
The lovely story aside, we have to take a minute to appreciate this incredible Italian villa, the air of Summer romance, strictly eating outside on a huge farmhouse style table, and the fresh fruit. Oh and landlines with spiraled cords.
I think I love every movie set in a European countryside, but Guadagnino expresses it so simply you feel as if you're wrapped up in it yourself. With each scene you feel the exploration, imagination and most importantly nothing telling you to rush anywhere but that moment.
I had a heartwarming smile for each soft boiled egg I saw Elio's family enjoying in the late morning, as that was my staple breakfast all through high school. It's quite possibly the easiest breakfast to throw together, but somehow manages to appear to be the classiest dish around. A simple sophistication ... little does everyone know it takes five minutes. I would give you the recipe, but Emma Christensen will do a much better job of it with her How to Make A Soft-Boiled Egg tutorial on the Kitchn. Plus, my dad was always the one to make my soft boiled eggs so I might not measure up.