By Marillie Damoulianou
The outset of sexual expression takes place during the very early stages of existence and affects life timelessly in multiple levels. Cinema, as a mirror of life, reflects the sexual urges and almost never lacks in erotic scenes.
Over time, an abstract way of approaching sexuality topics evolved to something more direct, and thanks to pathfinder directors, cinema became a vehicle to reconsider social taboos and have a deeper, inquisitive look within human nature. Let’s dive into some of the best films that focus on sexuality:
20. Call Me By Your Name (2017)
The subject of homosexuality has been observed under a wide optical spectrum in the seventh art. However, director Luca Guadagnino succeeds in adopting an authentic perspective, whereas he deals with sexual curiosity, investigation and unprecedented experience with a perceptive and elegant approach.
The space-time frame is set in Northern Italy during the early 80s, where Elio, a boy at the peak of his adolescence, has been motivated to explore his body and accede to his physical desires by an inspirational friend of his parents. Elio’s naïve mental wandering through lust and emotion leads to the formation of a pure romantic relationship, established by the originality and dramatization of youth.
An exhilarating, sensual build-up rises to the emblematic phrase of this movie: “Call me by your name and I’ll call you by mine.” This phrase centralized the substance of this movie; the absolute beauty of sharing one body, the utter conquest of coexisting.
The creators produce an artful environment configured by brilliant symbolisms, inspired by nature and ancient Greek culture, in combination with pleasing pictures, harmonically synthesized by geometry and color. “Call Me By Your Name” appeals intensively to the senses, mind and soul, deserving a place amongst the all-time memorable films.
19. Strella (2009)
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From:: Taste Of Cinema