Set in Milan at the start of the last decade I Am Loveis about Emma, played by Tilda Swinton, the mother of the extremely wealthy family who made their fortune in the textile business. Evoking both the stylish Hollywood melodramas of Douglas Sirk and the rich mise-en-scene and cinematography of Luchino Visconti’s The Leopard, I Am Love is a feast for the senses.
When I spoke with Luca Guadagnino we talked about collaborating with Tilda Swinton, the inspiration for I Am Love‘s cinematography and his love of Jonathan Demme’s films, especially Silence of the Lambs and Rachel Getting Married.
This interview was recorded on Friday 11 June 2010 and then played on The Casting Couch on Saturday 26 June 2010.
Recovering drug addict Kym (Anne Hathaway) leaves rehab to spend the weekend at her family home for her sister’s wedding. The house is filled with artistic and musical friends and family and the mood is one of celebration. However Kym brings with her a series of misfortunes and past tragedies that still weigh heavily on her family. Anne Hathaway’s abilities as an actor were already evident after her performances in Brokeback Mountain and even The Devil Wears Prada but she is truly astonishing in Rachel Getting Married as Kym. It is almost inconceivable that she recently appeared in the dire Bride Wars, as Rachel Getting Married with all its sincerity, moving performances and likeable characters is the complete antithesis of that film.
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