Set in Milan in and around the stately home of a wealthy Italian family, I Am Love follows the adulterous relationship between Emma Recchi, the Russian wife of textile manufacturer Tancredi, and Antonio, a talented young chef—an affair that sends the family into serious upheaval.
Dazzling the senses, I Am Love revives the lavish, elegant, emotionally expressive style of classic 50s melodramas and proves their timeless vitality. It also confirms Tilda Swinton—who learned both Italian and Russian for the role(!)—as one of the best, most unpredictable actors.
Takeshi Kitano, 1996, Japan
Yeşim Ustaoğlu, 1999, Turkey
Jia Zhangke, 1998, China
Jean-Pierre Dardenne,Luc Dardenne, 1996, Belgium
Johnnie To, 2008, Hong Kong
Götz Spielmann, 2008, Austria
Wong Kar Wai, 2004, Hong Kong
Vincent Paronnaud,Marjane Satrapi, 2007, France
Michael Haneke, 2001, Austria
Gus Van Sant, 2007, United States