I Am Love

I Am Love

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I Am Love

This lavish, sprawling drama from filmmaker Luca Guadagnino has drawn numerous comparisons to the films of Luchino Visconti for the grace with which it plumbs the inner workings of the Italian upper crust. Edoardo Recchi Sr. (Gabriele Ferzetti) is the aging patriarch of a Milanese clan that has amassed a significant fortune over the years through shrewd investments in the textile business. Edoardo Sr. has a beautiful wife, Allegra (Marisa Berenson), and the two have a reliable and dependable son, Tancredi (Pippo Delbono). Years ago, Tancredi met, fell in love with, and then married a woman named Emma (Tilda Swinton) amid a trip to Russia, and brought her back home to Milan; their children include sons Edoardo Jr. (Flavio Parenti) and Gianluca (Mattia Zaccaro), and artist daughter Elisabetta (Alba Rohrwacher). The family gathers for a reunion at Edoardo Sr. and Allegra's villa in Milan, but the happy gathering takes a somber turn when Edoardo suddenly dies not long after having lunch with his family. But the death is far from the only pivotal event that occurs that day: Edoardo Jr. also introduces his mother to a chef, Antonio (Edoardo Gabbriellini), with whom he plans to open a restaurant, and Emma finds herself drawn to the culinary artist. Meanwhile, Emma learns that Elisabetta is a lesbian, and though initially startled by this news, she takes the liberation of her daughter as inspiration for her own liberation from confining nuptials. On impulse, Emma travels to San Remo, catches sight of Antonio, and finds herself helplessly drawn to him. Meanwhile, as Emma and Elisabetta undertake their life-changing journeys, all of the men in the Recchi clan outside of Edoardo Jr. feel bound to profit-driven motives -- the commercialism of a class that has long ago shucked responsibility for its workers. This critically acclaimed film constituted Swinton's second collaboration with Guadagnino; they first worked together on the 1999 feature The Protagonists.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/12/2010
UPC: 0876964003155
Original Release: 2009
Rating: R
Source: Magnolia
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Sound: [Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound]
Time: 2:00:00
Sales rank: 34,446

Special Features

Closed Caption; ; Commentary with Luca Guadagnino (Director) and Tilda Swinton (Actor); Moments on the Set of I Am Love; Interviews with Cast and Crew

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
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
Mattia Zaccaro Gianluca Recchi
Waris Ahluwalia Mr. Kubelkian
Gabriele Ferzetti Edoardo Recchi, Sr.
Marisa Berenson Allegra Recchi
Chiara Tomarelli Anita

Technical Credits
Luca Guadagnino Director,Original Story,Producer,Screenwriter
Barbara Alberti Screenwriter
Carlo Antonelli Associate Producer
Antonella Cannarozzi Costumes/Costume Designer
Ivan Cotroneo Screenwriter
Francesco Melzi d'Eril Producer
Francesco Melzi D'Eril Producer
Jorgelina Depetris Casting
Walter Fasano Editor,Screenwriter
Silvia Venturini Fendi Associate Producer
Boosey and Hawkes Musical Direction/Supervision
John Adams Score Composer
Marco Morabito Producer
Jen Moss Musical Direction/Supervision
Francesca Di Mottola Production Designer,Set Decoration/Design
Fernanda Perez Makeup
Yorick Le Saux Cinematographer
Tilda Swinton Producer
Alessandro Usai Producer
Francesco Vedovati Casting
Massimiliano Violante Producer
Candice Zaccagnino Associate Producer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- I Am Love
1. Dinner Preparation [5:22]
2. Grandpa [8:27]
3. Betta's Gift [6:29]
4. A Cake [3:16]
5. Love [8:24]
6. Cooking With Antonio [6:47]
7. "She Doesn't Love Him" [6:54]
8. Betta Returns [3:52]
9. Sanremo [11:16]
10. The Factory [7:04]
11. Rendezvous [10:07]
12. Selling [7:09]
13. Edo's Realization [1:52]
14. The Hospital [7:45]
15. Funeral [6:14]
16. Credits [13:26]

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I Am Love 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
High class, lovely family, visually beautiful. Few words. Interesting relationships.