I am Love

A review of I am Love by Rob Mason

‘I am Love’ is a film about a woman:Tilda Swinton who plays the part of Emma Recchi.  She is married to Tancredi (Pippo Delbono) and lives together with their three children, Edo (Flavio Parenti), Gianluca (Mattia Zaccaro), and Elisabetta, or Betta (Alba Rohrwacher).
Tancredi the husband works in the family clothing business and shows more interest in doing this than looking after Emma his wife.
The story is a universal one where a middle-aged wife loses interest in her marriage and seeks stimulation outside the home, or more particularly as in this film, Emma is tired of the formal demands of a working life and requires more TLC.  She finds her lifeline when she meets a young chef: Antonio (Edoardo Gabbriellini),who is more attentive to her personal needs and with whom she starts a love affair.  
Two other films have the same or similar storyline.  “Bread and Tulips” and “Shirley Valentine.” In both these instances the wife is treated by her husband as nothing more than a convenience without any recognition given to her own individual creativity.

The location of the film is Milan, a metropolis in Italy's northern Lombardy region, and a global capital of fashion and design.
One feature of this grand film is the sumptuous dinners and lunches the family indulge themselves, although rather than being informal affairs they are more like business lunches.
This film is an impeccable spectacle and provides an insight into upper-class living. 


Film Director: Luca Guadagnino



 Tilda Swinton                   Emma Recchi (Tancredi's wife)

 Edoardo Gabbriellini        Antonio, Emma Recchi's lover also a chef)

 Pippo Delbono                 Tancredi Recchi (Emma's Husband)