Tilda Swinton, one of the finest actresses working in contemporary cinema, delivers one of the best performances of the year as Emma, a woman rediscovering love and herself over a series of scrumptious meals in this savory Italian feast. Filmmaker Luca Guadagnino, who developed the project with her in mind, has created a film that literally luxuriates in her talents. This is their third collaboration, which began with 1999's "The Protagonist," the filmmaker's first feature. It was there that they began a conversation on the nature of love, which culminates in "I Am Love." The dish that finally shatters things is a fish stew flavored by secret ingredients and family tradition. Those are the themes that waft through. But the story's essence is Emma facing an empty nest and realizing how suffocating her life has become. Enter the tantalizing young chef Antonio (Edoardo Gabbriellini). He first reawakens her taste for life with his exquisite culinary creations, and then her passion. Related: Movie review: 'I Am Love'
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