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I Am Love

Io sono l'amore

directed by Luca Guadagnino
Italy, 2009
  • 114
  • Italian
  • English


Academy Award-winner Tilda Swinton stars in this drama about the devastating effects of a forbidden passion between a woman who belongs to a rich northern-Italian family and her son’s best friend.

Our take

What can one say about the magnificent being that is Tilda Swinton? We’re daren’t try. We’ll let two films of hers speak for us. Dazzling the senses, I Am Love revives the lavish, elegant, emotionally expressiveness of classic melodramas and fractures it brilliantly through modernist stylization.