I Am Love tells the story of the wealthy Recchi family, whose lives are undergoing sweeping changes.
Eduardo Sr., 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, and grandson Edo. But Edo dreams of opening a restaurant with his friend Antonio, a handsome and 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 existence is shocked to the core when she falls quickly and deeply in love with Edo`s friend and partner Antonio, and embarks on a passionate love affair that will change her family forever.
TILDA SWINTON • Emma Recchi
FLAVIO PARENTI • Edoardo Recchi Jr.
EDOARDO GABBRIELLINI • Antonio Biscaglia
ALBA ROHRWACHER • Elisabetta Recchi
PIPPO DELBONO • Tancredi Recchi
MARIA PAIATO • Ida Marangon
DIANE FLERI • Eva Ugolini
WARIS AHLUWALIA • Mr. Kubelkian
GABRIELE FERZETTI • Edoardo Recchi Sr.
MARISA BERENSON • Allegra Recchi
“ATTENTION ALL MOVIE BUFFS: GET READY TO HAVE YOUR MINDS BLOWN. A bold and thrilling masterpiece – the introduction of a major talent to the world’s stage. The film gets better as it goes along, culminating in a rapturous ending that exhilarates the viewer in a manner I’ve never felt in a movie.” – Rene Rodriguez, Miami Herald
“***** SEE IT BY ANY MEANS POSSIBLE.” – David Fear, Time Out New York
“AN OFTEN SOARINGLY BEAUTIFUL MELODRAMA.” – Manohla Dargis, New York Times
“I AM LOVE POSITIVELY SOARS.” – Joshua Rothkopf, Time Out New York
“A cinematic tour de force.” – Stephen Holden, New York Times
“IT’S IMPOSSIBLE NOT TO SUCCUMB TO THE OPERATIC SWEEP. Visually stunning and unrepentantly grandiose, it feverishly pulls you in with its operatic sweep and its appeal to the primary senses. It suggests an epic that Visconti and Sirk might have made after they finished watching Vertigo and reading Madame Bovary while gorging themselves on aphrodisiacs” – Melissa Anderson, Village Voice
“BOLD, THRILLING AND UNDENIABLY SENSUOUS.” – Aaron Hillis, Village Voice
“SUMPTUOUS AND KEENLY INTELLIGENT.” – Sarah Ball, Newsweek
“THE MOVIE IS A TRIUMPH AND SO IS TILDA SWINTON.” – Rex Reed, NY Observer
“IS IT POSSIBLE TO BE ADDICTED TO A MOVIE? I’ve watched “I Am Love” three times, and I can feel an urge coming on for a fourth fix. A rapturously beautiful film.” – Erica Abeel, Huffington Post
“Every shot looks like a fashion layout — but the emotions are real.” – Andrew O’Hehir, Salon
“****An Epic Project, Crafted With Intimate Precision” – Elizabeth Weitzman, NY Daily News
‘”Movies don’t look much more romantic than this beautifully shot drama.” – Marshall Fine, Star
“THE FILM GENUINELY ENTERTAINS. It’s a sumptuous viewing and listening experience.” – Megan Ratner, Cineaste
“MESMERIZING. GORGEOUS.” – Kari Molvar, Style.com
“IN EVERY SENSE, ‘I AM LOVE’ IS A STUNNING ACHIEVEMENT.” – Jay Weissberg, Variety
“SPRAWLING, AMBITIOUS… AMAZINGLY ACCOMPLISHED.” – Mark Olsen, LA Times
“A rich family drama that is both a sensual celebration of bourgeois pleasures and a showcase for Tilda Swinton.” – Kenneth Turn, LA Times
“RAVISHING” – Andrew O’Hehir, Salon.com
“’I AM LOVE’ IS A TRUE WORK OF ART THAT CANNOT BE MISSED.” – Gregory Ellwood, Hitfix.com
“A considerable achievement, an intriguing delight, and so beautifully performed… the finale is magnificent.” – Fionnuala Halligan, Screen