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I Am Love 2009 15

114 mins Italy Director. Luca Guadagnino

Luca Guadagnino’s sumptuous, operatic vision of an aristocratic family disrupted by unstoppable forces of passion was developed over an 11-year period in collaboration with co-producer and star Tilda Swinton.

Inspired by a line in Umberto Giordano’s 1896 opera La mamma morta (an opera also referenced in Jonathan Demme’s Philadelphia), it follows the tribulations of the industrialist Recchi family, whose cool exterior is disrupted when Emma (Swinton) embarks on an affair with a chef.

With its focus on food and finery I Am Love is cinema at its most unashamedly bourgeois, a rich and flamboyant sensory luxury.

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Directed by

Luca Guadagnino


Edoardo Gabbriellini

Flavio Parenti

Tilda Swinton


Romance Drama


Love Best of BAFTA


15 Contains strong sex







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