Saturday, August 28, 2010

Movie with Abe: I Am Love (Capsule Review)

I Am Love
Directed by Luca Guadagnino
Released June 18, 2010

This film came out in New York City way back in June, and I managed to catch it still playing at the AMC Loews 72nd St (my first time at that theatre) three weeks ago. It continues to play at that theatre this weekend, so if you’re in the mood for a nice work of art, check it out. In lieu of a proper review due mostly to time constraints and lack of concrete memory of the film, I’d like to instead present the trailer above and cite a few positive elements. “Io Sono L’Amore” is a masterful Italian film that features a coherent plot wrapped up delicately in a gorgeous story of love, food, and family. It’s the definition of an art film, but one that finds itself commendably grounded in reality. It features beautiful scenery, colors that pop, food that inspires, and most importantly, a magnificent performance from the incomparable Tilda Swinton, just as stunning in Italian as she is in English. If you’ve had the opportunity to see this film, please share your thoughts in the comments. If not, watch the trailer and sample just a taste of what “I Am Love” has to offer.


*I neglected to include any mention of the film's beautiful score when I first wrote this review. As a result, please accept as a testament to its greatness a link to this montage (found on YouTube) set to the movie's soundtrack.

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