06.18.2010 | By Jack Rico |
One of the best actresses in Hollywood, in my opinion, is Tilda Swinton.
Her new film ‘I Am Love‘ is an ambitious, complex and sumptuous melodrama, that has at its core a tragic love story of a married woman who falls for the best friend of her son and unleashes a wave of problems that will forever change her family.
This Italian film written and directed by the talented Luca Guadagnino, is spoken in three languages and is a visual opera with perhaps the best soundtrack of the year composed by John Adams. The performances are splendid and emotional, a rare treat that stays with you long after you leave the theater. The look, feel and pacing of this film is reminiscent of 1950’s italian movies, as portrayed in the popular Fellini films such as La Dolce Vita.
‘I Am Love’ is one of the few showpieces of 2010. It is one you need to see if you love sweeping dramas.