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3,489 Ratings

I Am Love

Io sono l'amore

Directed by Luca Guadagnino
Italy, 2009
Drama, Romance


Set in Milan in and around the stately home of a wealthy Italian family, I Am Love follows the adulterous relationship between Emma Recchi, the Russian wife of textile manufacturer Tancredi, and Antonio, a talented young chef—an affair that sends the family into serious upheaval.

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I Am Love Directed by Luca Guadagnino

Critics reviews

The director mimics the stateliness of Visconti’s films without any of Visconti’s sense of time, power, or aristocratic refinement; he copies the extravagant plot devices of Douglas Sirk’s films without any of Sirk’s philosophical vision. And his borrowings don’t even suggest an interventionist cinephilia that uses such classics as a touchstone on which to test modern mores. He adopts their mannerisms like a kid clomping around in ancestors’ shoes, and seems quite as awkward doing so.
June 18, 2010
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