These three films explore intimate Love Stories and the complexities that come with them. “Call Me by Your Name” tells the story of a summer romance between a 17-year-old boy and a 24-year-old man in Italy. “Lady Chatterley’s Lover” depicts the affair between a married woman and her gamekeeper, which challenges social norms and expectations. “Blue Jay” portrays the reunion of former high school sweethearts who reconnect after many years and confront their unresolved feelings for each other. Moreover Each film offers a unique perspective on love and the emotional turmoil that can come with it.
Call Me by Your Name (2017)
Four nominations and a statuette (for best adapted screenplay) at the 2018 Oscars, Luca Guadagnino’s film Chiamami col tu nome (Call me by your name) tells of the encounter between Elio, a sensitive teenager, and Oliver, a charming twenty-four year old arrived in Italy to prepare a doctoral thesis with Elio’s father, an archeology professor.
In 1983, Elio, a seventeen-year-old Italian-American, spent his summer holidays at his family’s elegant countryside home in Crema, known to the director. The family spent their days indulging in bourgeois pleasures of culture and food, living in a timeless suspension. However, everything changed with the arrival of Oliver, a university researcher who was a stranger to the family. Thanks to Oliver, Elio discovered new aspects of his sexuality and fell into a formative and all-encompassing love story that would change his life forever. So The result? A very sweet tale of first love.
Lady Chatterley’s Lover (2022)
Directed by Laure de Clermont-Tonnerre, the film is a rather classic adaptation of the homonymous novel by David Herbert Lawrence. Emma Corrin, now highly sought after for her role in The Crown, portrays Lady Chatterley with spontaneity and passion on screen. The story follows Connie, a wealthy girl from London who marries Sir Clifford Chatterley, the man she loves. However, shortly after their wedding, he is deployed to war and returns physically and psychologically changed. Wanting an heir at all costs, the man tries to convince his wife to have an extramarital affair with someone of their rank, while she is growing ever closer to Oliver Mellors, the gamekeeper of the estate where the couple live.
Blue Jay (2016)
Action, Drama, Thriller
Mark Duplass and Sarah Paulson star in this indie production by Alex Lehmann. Jim and Amanda were high school sweethearts. After that losing touch for many years, the two find themselves in the aisles of a supermarket and decide to meet again for a nostalgic chat. A man has married Amanda, and she now serves as a stepmother to his daughters, and their lives have changed significantly. Jim is back in town to renovate his deceased mother’s house and, with little else in her life than him, feels like a failure. It is by retracing places and memories of their past together that a feeling that is difficult to manage re-emerges between the two. Blu Jay is a small and precious romantic story, never released in theaters in Italy.
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