"...if there is pain, nurse it. And if there is a flame, don’t snuff it out. Don’t be brutal with it. We rip out so much of ourselves to be cured of things faster, that we go bankrupt by the age of thirty and have less to offer each time we start with someone new. But to make yourself feel nothing so as not to feel anything ― what a waste!" Worth it for that monologue alone.
Beautiful speech delivered by Mr.Perlman (Stuhlbarg) and genuinely heartbreaking scenes at the train station and the fireplace. Wish we could witness more from the book the portrayal of Elio's feelings, perceptions and emotions that are gloriously complicated, and often time very raw and private – (uncut version anyone?)
Una película que nos compromete, que nos hace vibrar profundamente con algo muy íntimo para todos y que, por sobre todas las cosas, nos conduce a un jardín de las delicias, a un paraíso fresco pero asfixiante, donde el único temor es no ser deseado lo suficiente.
Idyllic setting, enriched with opiate music and cinematography that brings a beauty out of natural. And those are just a tapestry for the story that seems like it writes itself - as if everything comes from the deepest places of one's soul - where innocence or confession represent life itself and not just a plot device. Just as the crying in the face of desperation - while fully embracing it - isn't just a conclusion
A beautiful film, and certainly not a surprise to Guadgnino fans. The filmmaker has a special way of framing and directing emotions, which without ever getting too close, convey the intangible beauty of intimacy between people who truly love each other. Contrary to popular opinion, I prefer Hammer's performance, even though Chalamet's physicality is undoubtedly something to behold. Still, this is Stuhlbarg's show.