I Am Love

I Am Love

I Am Love

An epic Italian drama telling the story of the wealthy Recchi family whose lives are undergoing sweeping changes. Eduardo Sr. (Gabriele Ferzetti), the family patriarch, has decided to name a successor to the reigns of his massive industrial company, surprising everyone by splitting power between his son Tancredi (Pippo Delbono) and grandson Edo (Flavio Parenti).

But Edo dreams of opening a restaurant with his friend Antonio (Edoardo Gabbriellini), a talented chef. At the heart of the family is Tancredi’s wife Emma (Tilda Swinton), a Russian immigrant who has adopted the culture of Milan. An adoring and attentive mother, her situation is rocked when she falls quickly and deeply in love with Antonio and embarks on a passionate love affair.

2009Rating: M120 minsItalyEnglish, Italian and Russian with English subtitles
DramaRomanceWorld Cinema

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I Am Love / Reviews

The New York Times

The New York Times

Amid all the luxuries on display in the Italian film “I Am Love” — the chandeliers, tapestries and paneled walls, the paintings, statuary and white-gloved servants — nothing holds your gaze as forcefully as Tilda Swinton’s alabaster face.

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Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

Did she understand when she married her husband what sort of family she was joining? She knew they were rich Italian aristocrats, operators of textile mills in Milan. But did she understand that as a wife from Russia, she would serve and provide and even be loved, but would never truly be a member?

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