I Am Love

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A tragic love story set at the turn of the millennium in Milan. The film follows the fall of the haute bourgeoisie due to the forces of passion and unconditional love.

Release Year: 2009

Rating: 6.9/10 (6,827 voted)

Critic's Score: 79/100

Luca Guadagnino

Stars: Tilda Swinton, Flavio Parenti, Edoardo Gabbriellini

Over two decades ago, Emma left Russia to follow Tancredi Recchi, the man who had proposed to her. Now a member of a powerful industrial Milanese family, she is the respected mother of three. But Emma, although not unhappy, feels confusedly unfulfilled. One day Antonio, a talented chef and her son's friend and partner, makes her senses kindle. It does not take long before she embarks on a passionate affair with the sensuous young man.

Writers: Luca Guadagnino, Luca Guadagnino


Tilda Swinton

Emma Recchi

Flavio Parenti

Edoardo Recchi Jr.

Edoardo Gabbriellini

Antonio Biscaglia

Alba Rohrwacher

Elisabetta 'Betta' Recchi

Pippo Delbono

Tancredi Recchi

Diane Fleri

Eva Ugolini

Maria Paiato

Ida Roselli

Marisa Berenson

Allegra Recchi

Waris Ahluwalia

Shai Kubelkian

Gabriele Ferzetti

Edoardo Recchi Sr.

Martina Codecasa


Elena Pavli


Mattia Zaccaro

Gianluca Recchi


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Release Date: 19 March 2010

Filming Locations: Dolceacqua, Liguria, Italy

Box Office Details

Budget: $10,000,000


Opening Weekend: £171,959
(11 April 2010)
(35 Screens)

Gross: $10,414,378
(5 December 2010)

Technical Specs


Did You Know?


The score comprises several works by Pulitzer Prize winning composer John Adams


When Edoardo and Elisabetta meet in London, there's a lot of shadow on the pavement. When they walk away together in the next shot, there's a lot more sun.

User Review

Staggeringly Beautiful…

Rating: 9/10

I can't describe the power of this film, and I can't stop thinking
about it either. There's a negative review on here that says to go see
MICHAEL CLAYTON instead and not to waste your time. Well, if a movie
about plot, overly drawn characters and artifice, all shot by the book,
is what you're looking for, then yes… this probably isn't the movie
for you.

But if you like people more than stories. If you want to see
film-making at its most graceful and organic and inventive, if you want
a musical score that will turn a sidelong glance into an operatic
overture, then this IS the movie for you. It is a baroque masterwork. A
cathedral of a film. Cold as stone but inspiring the soul.

Tilda Swinton is a goddess. She says so little, but communicates so
much. There's an entire ocean of emotion inside or her, spilling out of
her eyes. I cried twice at this film. Once because of the subject
matter and then again at the delicacy of the film-making. Don't let
people with conservative tastes and conventional ideas of film and
story tell you not to go see this movie. They are robbing you of
experiencing pure emotive cinema.