It’s always a pleasant surprise when you see an actor or actress you admire and see them do something completely unexpected. Tilda Swinton may not be a household name; but, she is regarded as a very talented actress that has appeared in both large studio films (“The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe”, “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”) and small independents (“Thumbsucker”, “Broken Flowers”). Who would have guessed she would appear in a foreign language film? She does in the Italian-language film “I Am Love” (lo sono l’amore in its native country).
Tilda plays Emma. She is currently in a loveless marriage where all her children are already grown and she lives comfortably so she accepts her life as it is. When her husband’s father announces he is giving up his textile business to her husband, Tancredi (Pippo Delbona) and her son, Edoardo (Flavio Parenti) it takes the family by surprise as everyone assumed it would only go to her husband. Tancredi wants to take the business in one direction while Edoardo wants to take it in another.