I Am Love

  • Luca Guadagnino
  • Italy
  • 2009
  • 120'
  • Io sono l'amore

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 reins of his massive industrial company, and in so doing, surprises everyone by splitting power between his son Tancredi and grandson Edo. However, Edo dreams of opening a restaurant with his friend Antonio, a talented chef. At the heart of Tancredi’s family is his wife, Emma (Tilda Swinton), a Russian immigrant who has adopted the culture of Milan. An adoring and attentive mother, Emma’s existence is shocked to the core when she falls deeply in love with Antonio and pursues a passionate love affair. The film premiered at the festival in Venice (Orizzonti) and was screened at Toronto, Berlinale, Sundance, etc. After the success with I Am Love, Luca Guadagnino has directed A Bigger Splash, Call Me by Your Name (screened at ZFF in 2017 and nominated for the Oscar for best film) and, most recently, a remake of Suspiria.

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Luca Guadagnino

Born in Palermo and spent all his childhood in Ethiopia. In 1999 he made his first full length film The Protagonists (Venice) and in 2003 Mundo Civilizado (Locarno). His most recent films are A Bigger Splash (2016), Call Me by Your Name (screened at ZFF in 2017 and nominated for the Oscar for best film) and a remake of Suspiria (2018).

I Am Love

Luca Guadagnino
Barbara Alberti, Ivan Cotroneo, Walter Fasano, Luca Guadagnino
Tilda Swinton, Flavio Parenti, Edoardo Gabbriellini, Alba Rohrwacher, Pippo Delbono, Maria Paiato, Diane Fleri, Waris Ahluwalia, Gabriele Ferzetti, Marisa Berenson
Yorick Le Saux
Walter Fasano
Luca Guadagnino, Tilda Swinton, Alessandro Usai, Francesco Melzi D’eril, Marco Morabito, Massimiliano Violante
First Sun, Mikado Film, Rai Cinema
Festivals & Awards
Venice Film Festival 2009 – Orizzonti Competition; Toronto Int’l Film Festival 2009; Pusan Film Festival 2009; Berlinale 2010; LUX Prize nomination; Sundance Film Festival 2010

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