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Release Date: June 18th, 2010

R|1 hr 59 min

Plot Summary
At a dinner -- during which her husband, Tancredi (Pippo Delbono), learns that he and his son Edoardo Recchi Jr. (Flavio Parenti) are about to assume control of the Edoardo Recchi Sr.'s (Gabriele Ferzetti) lucrative business -- Emma (Tilda Swinton) meets a chef named Antonio (Edoardo Gabbriellini). Antonio and Emma soon find themselves in bed together. With the family already divided over the elder Recchi's unusual plans, Emma's affair is the wild card that might divide the family for good.

Cast: Tilda Swinton, Flavio Parenti, Edoardo Gabbriellini, Alba Rohrwacher, Pippo Delbono, Maria Paiato, Diane Fleri, Gabriele Ferzetti

Director: Luca Guadagnino

Genres: Drama, Romance

Production Co: Rai Cinema

Distributors: Magnolia Pictures

Keywords: Intense, Son, London, Relationships, Sacrifice, 1990s, 2000s, Gripping, Emotional, Death, Forbidden love, Rivalry, Transformation, Mother

Ratings & Reviews

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  • An ambitious film, and Guadagnino deserves praise for the risks he takes here. show more

  • Despite the contrived climax, I Am Love has emotional power. The contrast between duty and passion is well-drawn, and Swinton's transition from winter matriarch to springtime lover is compelling, even if the circumstances are implausible. show more

  • It is not to everyone's taste. But if you like the lush film operas of Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Douglas Sirk, or Luchino Visconti, this one's for you. show more

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Awards

Nominated Film Not in the English Language
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2010)
Nominated Costume Design
Nominated Best Foreign Language Film