Saturday, 31 May 2014

10 YEARS AT THE MOVIES: BEST FILM #1 - I AM LOVE (LUCA GUADAGNINO)


Several years in the making, I Am Love, Luca Guadagnino's exquisite melodrama seems destined to become celebrated as one of the defining films of its time. A sensory delight par excellence, there's not so much as a shred of mediocrity in the film, from its sumptuous aesthetic to its beguiling soundtrack, from its marvellous cast to its thematic depth. Evident in I Am Love, which doesn't just withstand repeat viewings but improves with them, is the immense care given by its creators to every detail herein, not only to their mere inclusion but to the level of quality attainable. It's a display of love for the medium of film, and worthy of as much love in return by anyone who shares it.