I am Love – Review & Poster

Taking inspiration from designer Olly Moss’ monthly poster for Empire magazine, I will post a quick poster for a new movie each month. Here’s the new movie from Italian maestro Luca Guadagnino ‘I am Love’.

Tilda Swinton has become known to western audiences as a somewhat domineering presence from her roles in The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe and Constantine. In I Am Love, she plays the wife of an Italian heir. Bored and disillusioned with her place in the wealthy Italian establishment, she enters into a passionate affair with her son’s friend. Predictably it doesn’t end well for her, as her character spirals out of control. Personally, I found the film to fall short of the ‘Masterpiece’, as it has been hailed by many critics – although it is beautifully made, with many cinematic trademarks of the Italian masters such as Antonioni on show here. Aesthetically the film is beautiful, with credit given to cinematographer supreme Yorick Le Saux. Maybe this reviewer isn’t a sucker for melodrama but I felt a lot of the emotional scenes lacked any punch. It was all a bit false. Otherwise, it was a splendidly crafted film – and worth seeing for just that. See it for its technical swagger, not its otherwise cold story.Tilda Swinton has become known to western audiences as a somewhat domineering presence from her roles in The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe and Constantine. In I Am Love, she plays the wife of an Italian heir. Bored and disillusioned with her place in the wealthy Italian establishment, she enters into a passionate affair with her son’s friend. Predictably it doesn’t end well for her, as her character spirals out of control. Personally, I found the film to fall short of the ‘Masterpiece’, as it has been hailed by many critics – although it is beautifully made, with many cinematic trademarks of the Italian masters such as Antonioni on show here. Aesthetically the film is beautiful, with credit given to cinematographer supreme Yorick Le Saux. Maybe this reviewer isn’t a sucker for melodrama but I felt a lot of the emotional scenes lacked any punch. It was all a bit false. Otherwise, it was a splendidly crafted film – and worth seeing for just that. See it for its technical swagger, not its otherwise cold story.

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