Saturday, July 24, 2010

I Am Love (Io sono l'amore)

Writer/Director: Luca Guadagnino

Starring: Tilda Swinton, Marisa Berenson, Gabriele Ferzetti, and Edoardo Gabbriellini.

A tragic love story set at the turn of the millennium in Milan. The film follows the fall of the haute bourgeoisie due to the forces of passion and unconditional love. Emma (Tilda Swinton) is the Russian-born wife of a Milan industrialist, Tancredi Recchi (Pippo Delbono). She lives in a beautiful house with her two sons and daughter. Domestic bliss prevails until Edo (Flavio Parenti), introduces his mother to Antonio (Edoardo Gabbriellini) a young chef with dreams of opening his own restaurant in the countryside. Kismet and the two have a passionate affair but are their lives about to change? This is a beautiful film, moving, stylish with a sensual romance at its heart. Great performances all round.

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