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: M, contains sex scenes120 minsItalyEnglish, Italian and Russian with English subtitles
DramaRomanceWorld Cinema
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The New York Times

The New York Times

press

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

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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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Beautiful... architecture, clothes, people, acting, lovemaking, nature. Different and unpredictable. Agony of lust was palpable. I loved it.

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After reading all the rave reviews I was disappointed with the movie as I had very high expectations. The movie was slow overall. The screnery bleak to start with and really hard to warm to the characters. Not what you would naturally think of for an Italian family. The film was artisticly shot so credit there. Note: the movie is sub-titled.

3.0
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Enjoyable, but at times laughable in its melodrama. Tilda is a queen, always, and irresistible to watch. Its a bit- so what, who cares at times, and at others, completely compelling. It's not a must see, but a delicious and somewhat unneeded dessert.

4.0
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the press reviews below sum it up really. a powerful moving and all encompassing movie. one of those movies that leaves you thinking about it long after it has ended. and also nobody got up after the movie ended to leave. yes, that type of movie.

4.0
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Not to be missed.

5.0
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The New York Times

The New York Times

press

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

press

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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Beautiful... architecture, clothes, people, acting, lovemaking, nature. Different and unpredictable. Agony of lust was palpable. I loved it.

5.0
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After reading all the rave reviews I was disappointed with the movie as I had very high expectations. The movie was slow overall. The screnery bleak to start with and really hard to warm to the characters. Not what you would naturally think of for an Italian family. The film was artisticly shot so credit there. Note: the movie is sub-titled.

3.0
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Enjoyable, but at times laughable in its melodrama. Tilda is a queen, always, and irresistible to watch. Its a bit- so what, who cares at times, and at others, completely compelling. It's not a must see, but a delicious and somewhat unneeded dessert.

4.0
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the press reviews below sum it up really. a powerful moving and all encompassing movie. one of those movies that leaves you thinking about it long after it has ended. and also nobody got up after the movie ended to leave. yes, that type of movie.

4.0
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Not to be missed.

5.0
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