I Am Love

March 19th, 2010


I Am Love

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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.

Release Year: 2009

Rating: 6.9/10 (6,827 voted)

Critic's Score: 79/100

Director: Luca Guadagnino

Stars: Tilda Swinton, Flavio Parenti, Edoardo Gabbriellini

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.

Writers: Luca Guadagnino, Luca Guadagnino

Tilda Swinton - Emma Recchi
Flavio Parenti - Edoardo Recchi Jr.
Edoardo Gabbriellini - Antonio Biscaglia
Alba Rohrwacher - Elisabetta 'Betta' Recchi
Pippo Delbono - Tancredi Recchi
Diane Fleri - Eva Ugolini
Maria Paiato - Ida Roselli
Marisa Berenson - Allegra Recchi
Waris Ahluwalia - Shai Kubelkian
Gabriele Ferzetti - Edoardo Recchi Sr.
Martina Codecasa - Delfina
Elena Pavli - Dominique
Mattia Zaccaro - Gianluca Recchi


Official Website: Official Facebook | Official site [France] |

Release Date: 19 March 2010

Filming Locations: Dolceacqua, Liguria, Italy

Box Office Details

Budget: $10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend: £171,959 (UK) (11 April 2010) (35 Screens)

Gross: $10,414,378 (Worldwide) (5 December 2010)

Technical Specs


Did You Know?

The score comprises several works by Pulitzer Prize winning composer John Adams

Continuity: When Edoardo and Elisabetta meet in London, there's a lot of shadow on the pavement. When they walk away together in the next shot, there's a lot more sun.

User Review

Staggeringly Beautiful...

Rating: 9/10

I can't describe the power of this film, and I can't stop thinking about it either. There's a negative review on here that says to go see MICHAEL CLAYTON instead and not to waste your time. Well, if a movie about plot, overly drawn characters and artifice, all shot by the book, is what you're looking for, then yes... this probably isn't the movie for you.

But if you like people more than stories. If you want to see film-making at its most graceful and organic and inventive, if you want a musical score that will turn a sidelong glance into an operatic overture, then this IS the movie for you. It is a baroque masterwork. A cathedral of a film. Cold as stone but inspiring the soul.

Tilda Swinton is a goddess. She says so little, but communicates so much. There's an entire ocean of emotion inside or her, spilling out of her eyes. I cried twice at this film. Once because of the subject matter and then again at the delicacy of the film-making. Don't let people with conservative tastes and conventional ideas of film and story tell you not to go see this movie. They are robbing you of experiencing pure emotive cinema.


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