Guadagnino's refusal to cut gets us inside Elio's head, and the pressure is horrendous, the statues and church towers of the picturesque square the scene plays out in appearing to look down on Elio in judgment.Much discussed will be an arrangement including a peach.
Were it not for the reviled ' Honors Season', this could have been the arthouse hit of the mid year.
Elio knows his association with Oliver has an offer by date, as his darling is because of come back to the US once the mid year closes, but at the same time he's dreadful that it might be his one opportunity to carry on with the life nature proposed for him.
Like Vincente Minnelli's The Clock or Richard Linklater's Before Sunrise, time is the enemy of Guadagnino's film.
Is Oliver abusing or instructing his more youthful darling?
The film surrenders that over to the watcher to choose.