Call Me by Your Name

Call Me by Your Name ★★★½

“We rip out so much of ourselves to be cured of things faster than we should that we go bankrupt by the age of thirty and have less to offer each time we start with someone new. But to feel nothing so as not to feel anything - what a waste!” 

Genuine.
Not formulaic screenwriting, no big dialogues (excluding Michael Stuhlbarg’s heartbreaking monologue) but gets the point across more than enough. We see the main characters convey their feelings without having to talk that much. Elio's gnawing insecurity jostles its way into your heart like it's your pain and struggle as well.

Avant-garde.
It felt like it was shot without so much a concrete plan like they were just winging it and somehow have successfully achieved a result more satisfying than expected (which was mainly because of Crema where they shot the entire film, its beauty manifesting itself in the film so effortlessly), whimsical even.

Raw.
It’s like you were there; the rustling of the leaves on the ground, the delicate crunch of step, steps on the pavement, wind whistling. It's amazing how a film without fancy camera tricks could draw you in the way that they did.

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