I Am Love
Mon 31 May 2010 // 20:00
Tue 1 June 2010 // 20:00
Io Sono L'amore/ I am love
(Mon 31st May, Tue 1st, Thu 3rd June / 8pm / £4/3/2 TTT)
(Luca Guadagnino / 2009 / 120 minutes / UK Russian and Italian (with subtitles) / cert. 15)
Dreamy, languid, and beautifully shot, I Am Love observes the cultivated world of a wealthy and distinguished industrial Italian family, the Recchis, on the verge of change. It is a film of ritual and order, modern life meeting quiet generational class, all centred on a massive Milanese mansion that represents the power and stature of the family.
As the servants glide the elegant staircases delivering exquisite dishes, the birthday of its patriarch, is the setting for an unsettling chain of events, and a change in power. He prepares to pass on the family business to his son and grandson, but in doing so causes ripples of passion beneath the controlled veneer of family politics.
Featuring the Tilda Swinton.