Set in Milan in and around the stately home of a wealthy Italian family, I Am Love follows the adulterous relationship between Emma Recchi, the Russian wife of textile manufacturer Tancredi, and Antonio, a talented young chef—an affair that sends the family into serious upheaval.
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Luca Guadagnino's elegant, and physically beautiful film, terrific performance from Tilda Swinton and music from John Adams makes this film a real gem. Milan, Winter - Some imagery that will stick with you for a while.
An epic love story from the first frame to the last, the first note to the last, this film has a huge cinematic and emotional vocabulary like no other, where every character is so well developed and every sub plot is seamlessly and beautifully woven, into one of the most moving tales of forbidden love and courage, to stay true to the self until death.
I'm just obsessed with this film, honestly. The tone, pacing, score, cinematography, sets, costumes, gah! I don't eat prawns, but I wanted to eat the ones in this film. What was that birthday cake? Perfection?? Luca Guadagnino, make another film! If you want cinematic Italian beauty, watch this.
Though the italian cinematography and the soundtrack are incredible enough to make this movie memorable, I think I will remember it for Tilda Swinton effort to learn italian and russian just for the role of Emma. That ending was epic, but maybe a second watch will make me appreciate the whole movie a bit more.