I Am Love is a tragic love story set at the turn of the millennium in Milan. The film depicts a world on the cusp of change, the magnificent old order struggling to hold its place against new challengers. Guadagnino gives an intimate insight into the cultivated world of a wealthy and distinguished Milanese industrial family.
Oscar nominee I Am Love is a supremely confident piece of filmmaking exquisitely shot and using every inch of the screen in stunningly beautifully paced and conceived compositions. Every shot is a painting. This is a film that reinforces or restores one's faith in the power of cinema to tell a story in mesmerising images. It presents international audiences with all that they love about Visconti's Italy: the family, the architecture, the design, the fashionable Fendi clothes, the food, the music, the art, the lushness of the countryside.