I Am Love

Film/Video

Images courtesy of Magnolia Pictures

I Am Love

Luca Guadagnino, 2009

A Summer Abroad: Cinema italiano

Most of us won't be sunning on the Amalfi coast or dining near the Trevi Fountain this summer, but this series helps you imagine a splendid Italian holiday. Made by Italian filmmakers and/or filmed in Italy, the selection of classics and new releases features such outstanding directors as Fellini, Visconti, and De Sica and spectacular scenery from Rome, Venice, and the Italian countryside.<br><br><strong>Ticket Package</strong><br>Save when you buy 10 tickets to use at any indoor<a href="http://www.wexarts.org/fv/index.php?seriesid=257"><em>Cinema italiano</em></a>screening.<br>$60 general public<br>$40 members, students, and senior citizens

Fri, July 16, 2010 7 PM
Sat, July 17, 2010 7 PM

"Playful, flamboyant, and visually magnificent…I Am Love is also a deeply serious film and deeply political. A subtly but richly flavored tonic for the jaded cinephile palate."—Jonathan Romney, The Independent

One of the revelations of the recent Venice, Toronto, and Sundance Film Festivals, I Am Love is among the most commanding Italian films in many years. The tour de force movie tracks the dynamics of a wealthy family as the patriarch prepares to name his successor for the family business. The filmmaker's muse, Tilda Swinton, gives a striking performance as the heart of the family, the Russian-born wife of the patriarch's son.

I Am Love astonishingly integrates a stylish, ultramodern sensibility with a severe classicism that recalls Italian masters such as Antonioni and Visconti. Music by renowned minimalist composer John Adams, including excerpts from his operas, adds greatly to the film's symphonic sweep. (120 mins., 35mm)

Ticket Package
Save when you buy 10 tickets to use at any indoor Cinema italiano screening.
$60 general public
$40 members, students, and senior citizens

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