I just came back from seeing the masterpiece that is Call Me By Your Name, and suddenly that is all that matters in my world. After months and months of waiting, watching and reading spoilers, seeing this in all its glory was the most beautful and cathartic release. The movie is, as everyone has said, perfection. Absolute perfection. Why believe in heaven when it has been given to us already? This movie is all you will ever need. So many things still buzz around my brain. The way Oliver smiles at Elio on the bus. The way Marzia so tenderly accepts Elio for who he is. The way their sweaty bodies radiate off the screen. The little notes Elio writes to and about Oliver. The way their kisses seem to last forever and yet end so quickly. I am, to put it simply, in love.
I think Elio and Oliver sum it up perfectly:
“I love this, Oliver.”