i am love (lo sono l'amor) is visual poetry


I Am Love (Lo Sono L'Amor) easily finds itself on my top five films of all time. It is the most beautiful film I have seen since In The Mood For Love. The cinematography alone is one of the most stunning I have ever seen. It is visual poetry. Tilda Swinton's searing performance is not to be missed. Just before I saw the film, I read that the timeless and elegantly minimal wardrobe is comprised of Raf Simons for Jil Sander and Fendi. I loved the way Swinton's character Emma's transition is complemented by a change in her entire look, mirroring the contrast that unfolds in her life. All throughout the film, she is the epitome of elegance. The older version of me would love to be dressed the way Emma is dressed. The film's sweeping (but grand) simplicity is also translated in it's soundtrack. It was refreshing to see a mature woman in the lead role of a provocative love story. The food, set design/architecture and, not to mention, the sexy (and younger) leading man played by Alba Rorwacher, made for one incredibly sexy film. It inspires daydreams of forbidden love affairs with a backdrop of a luscious, sunlit Italian countryside – all without even a hint of cheeseI Am Love was also sensitively and intelligently written and edited. It is destined to be one of the classic films of all time. I rarely use this word, but it can really only be described as exquisite. GO SEE IT.

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