I Am Love
Tilda Swinton stars – gloriously – as Emma Recchi, the matriarch of a powerful Milanese family who have made their money from textiles. Residing in one of the most beautiful houses ever captured on screen, Emma’s life as wife to businessman Tancredi (Pippo Delbono) and mother to three fully grown children is rich but wanting. When her eldest son introduces her by chance to a young chef named Antonio (Edoardo Gabbriellini), passions stir and Emma’s life begins to open up in unexpected ways in this resplendent and deeply sensual gem from Luca Guadagnino (Call Me By Your Name).
Why You Should See This Film
Still one of the most beautiful films in recent memory, I Am Love simply drips off the screen. Gorgeously art-directed, it’s a sweltering melodrama that will stay with you long after you’ve left the cinema. Swinton is picture perfect as a woman finally taking charge of her own life, no matter the looming consequences. And that house!
- Year: 2009
- Rating: MA15+
- Director: Luca Guadagnino
- Cast: Tilda Swinton, Edoardo Gabbriellini, Pippo Delbono
- Duration: 120 minutes
- Language: Italian with English subtitles