Elio Chalamet (Movie Review)
Noah Chalamet’s performance as Elio is heartbreaking and pensive, and the chemistry between him and Armie Hammer is palpable. The early ’80s Italian countryside setting is also a delight, and Elio’s character, an intellectual son of a professor, communicates with the outside world through literature and classical music. The film also explores themes of sexuality and the role of family in love.
Elio and Oliver spend time together as they accompany Elio’s father on a field trip. As they become closer, Elio starts to fall for Oliver. One night, Elio sneaks into Oliver’s room and smells his clothes. Oliver is awed by Elio’s feelings, but reluctantly pursues him.