1 INT. ELIO’S/OLIVER’S ROOM -PERLMAN VILLA -DAY 1
The sound of an approaching car. ELIO, 17, barefoot and in
his bathing suit, is in the process of moving his clothes
from his room to the adjacent room -a wardrobe somehow
refurbished into a single bedroom. The two rooms are
separated by a ruined wooden door, with cracks all over it.
MARZIA, a girl of about his same age, is lying on the bed. It
is obvious both have been on it together.
ELIO goes to the window and looks down. A car pulls up below,
blowing up clouds of dust, and stops at the villa’s main
entrance. A young man steps out of the car, wearing a billowy
bright blue shirt with a wide-open collar, sunglasses. Thisis OLIVER, 25. He is followed by the handy-man and gardener
of the house ANCHISE.
MARZIA jumps up to come stand next to him, looking down.
ANCHISE appears below followed by the PERLMANS who introducethemselves to Oliver. Professor PERLMAN is in his fifties,
distinguished, vigorous. ANNELLA, his wife, is in her mid-
Dove è Elio?
Il faut que je descende.
(I’d better go down.)
2 INT. STAIRCASE -PERLMAN VILLA -DAY 2
At the end of the stairs ELIO sees OLIVER being walked toProfessor Perlman’s study. Oliver’s suitcase and backpack lie
on the floor nearby. ANNELLA sees Elio approaching and
gestures towards them.
Aiuta Oliver a portarele sue cose in camera tua.
(Help bring Oliver’s things up to
3 INT. PROFESSOR PERLMAN’S STUDY -PERLMAN VILLA -DAY 3
ELIO enters his father’s studio. OLIVER, sitting on the sofa,
is having a glass of fresh water. Even if exhausted by the
heat, he remains elegant and somewhat iconic. Professor
PERLMAN introduces the two formally. They shake hands.
4 INT. STAIRCASE -PERLMAN VILLA -DAY 4
They head up the stairs together; ELIO lunges for the heavy
suitcase, OLIVER takes the backpack.
My room is now your room. I’ll be
They meet MARZIA coming down. More introductions in the
middle of the stairs. OLIVER is curious about her and looks
back as he continues up. She looks back after he does.
5 INT. OLIVER’S ROOM -PERLMAN VILLA -DAY 5
They enter Oliver’s bedroom. OLIVER drops his backpack andcrashes on the bed, exhausted. ELIO lays the suitcase next to
We're sharing the bathroom. It's my
only way out...
But Oliver is not listening, already asleep. Elio walks out
and closes the door that separates their two rooms.
6 EXT. GARDEN -PERLMAN VILLA -DAY 6
In front of the kitchen is a fruit orchard with a variety of
fruit trees. From outside we see inside MAFALDA at work in
charge of the domestic duties of the place, and she is
virtually a member of the family.
One of the trees is shaking. In the dappled light under the
tree we see ANCHISE reaching up into the limbs to pick the
ripest peaches. They seem to glow within their foliage as his
long, gnarled fingers seek them out. He carefully places the
fruit he has picked in a basket.
7 INT. STAIRCASE -PERLMAN VILLA -DUSK 7
Later. MAFALDA, at the bottom of the stairs, rings a bell.
She looks up the stairs and, getting no response, rings the
8 INT. ELIO’S/OLIVER’S ROOM/BATHROOM -PERLMAN VILLA -DUSK 8
ELIO is at the desk in his small “new” bedroom; he is
transcribing music. Next to his desk lamp a walkman is
playing music. He hears the bell.
He enters the bathroom and the door that connects it to the
other room is open. OLIVER sleeps in the dim light of sunset.