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Ro­man­tic drama. If have lots of time this melan­choly com­ing-of-age drama – based on An­dré Aci­man’s novel – is for you. It fol­lows the re­la­tion­ship be­tween 17-year-old Elio (Os­car nom­i­nee Ti­mothée Cha­la­met) and his dad’s 24-yearold as­sis­tant, Oliver (Ar­mie Ham­mer).

The film’s been nom­i­nated for at least 210 awards and won an Os­car for best adapted screen­play, so you’d ex­pect some­thing mar­vel­lous, but view­ers with high ex­pec­ta­tions will prob­a­bly be dis­ap­pointed.

It’s sen­sual at times but pro­foundly slow and al­though the movie has been lauded for mak­ing strides for rep­re­sen­ta­tion of same-sex re­la­tion­ships in main­stream cinema, ul­ti­mately it’s just an­other story of first love and heartbreak. – CHEZ POOL 2017. 127 MIN. 16DLNS.

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