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I Am Love (2009)

The lead-up to Call Me By Your Name is this drama Tilda Swinton learned Italian for

Drama, Romance

7.9

movie

Italy, United Kingdom

English, Italian, Russian

A-list actors, Character-driven, Romantic

2009

Luca Guadagnino

Alba Rohrwacher, Diane Fleri, Edoardo Gabbriellini

120 min

Synopsis

Emma left Russia to live with her husband in Italy. Now a member of a powerful industrial family, she is the respected mother of three, but feels unfulfilled. One day, Antonio, a talented chef and her son's friend, makes her senses kindle.

Our Take

7.9
Staff

Tilda Swinton stars in this gorgeous Italian production by Luca Guadagnino, part of the director’s “Desire Trilogy”, together with Call Me By Your Name and A Bigger Splash.

Swinton learned to speak Italian and some Russian for the movie, where she plays – to absolute perfection – the wife of a Milan textile mogul who starts having an affair with a cook.

It’s an elegant family drama that’s definitely more concerned with aesthetics than substance, but the setting in snowy Northern Italy and lush 35mm film make that very easy to look past.

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