Saturday, December 18, 2010

I Am Love (2009)

I Am Love / Io sono l'amore (2009)

Genre: Drama
Director: Luca Guadagnino
Starring: Tilda Swinton, Flavio Parenti, Edoardo Gabbriellini
Duration: 120 min.
Rating: 7.1/10

Over two decades ago, Emma left Russia to follow Tancredi Recchi, the man who had proposed to her.  Now a member of a powerful industrial Milanese family, she is the respected mother of three.  But Emma, although not unhappy, feels confusedly unfulfilled. One day Antonio, a talented chef and her son's friend and partner, makes her senses kindle.  It does not take long before she embarks on a passionate affair with the sensuous young man.


I Am Love written and directed by Luca Guadagnino, is nominated for Best Foreign Language Film at the 2011 Golden Globes.  It is a beautifully filmed and wonderfully crafted story with an unconventional narrative that should have been Italy's submission to the Academy Awards.  Tilda Swinton is simply amazing in her role as a wealthy matriarch.

Winner of The 4th Annual LION Awards: Best Foreign Language Film.


Adalmin said...


The shot with the portrait is absolutely stunning. Love the interplay of colors between the painted and real women.

Smile said...

The title has a very nice ring to it the trailer seems good too

blahblahblahtoby said...

well i'm glad it did, you're a rich source for great films

Bonjour Tristesse said...

Yes, there is quite a difference from my early posts to the current ones.  This blog started out as more or less just a diary for myself to keep track of the films I watched, or a link to send to my friends who always ask what I've been watching lately, and I never expected to get any following.  But over time it's sort of grown into a full on hobby.

blahblahblahtoby said...

my favourite parts of this was the poster and the cinematography, Tilda came a very close second. your posts were less like reviews back in December huh? 

im enjoying seeing your evolution in reverse.

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