Sunday, 15 August 2010

I am Love – The Interiors

Yesterday, I had the opportunity to refresh a little bit after a hot day at the movie theatre while watching “I am Love” – In my humble opinion this is one of the best movies I have seen this year.  I can definitely see some Oscar Nominations for the film in the near future.  This is not your typical Hollywood, the cinematography is exquisite, the music score unbelievable and the interiors are beyond words.


“The film  follows an haute bourgeoisie family through changing times and fortunes, and its disruption by the force of passion. The cast is led by Tilda Swinton as Emma Recchi. Co-producers Swinton and Guadagnino developed the movie together over an 11-year period. The film is the first for which the composer John Adams has allowed his music to be used”  - Wikipedia. (I can’t write this any better than my good ally Wikipedia)


The majority of the movie was set at the “Villa Necchi Campiglio” in Milan – The rational interiors are a fantastic lesson for any design enthusiast.  I first learned about this wonderful Villa at Albarosa Simonetti’s blog – Brillante Home Decor a couple of months ago and I have been since then waiting patiently to the watch this movie.



I love the austerity of the scale and the understated elegance of this dining room.





The  height and the presence of the pocket doors in the Villa are one of my favourite memories of the movie.




The stair railing – so memorable!


imageElegant and Traditional Interiors.


imageThe pattern on the floor in San Remo.


image Beautiful wood paneling.




Thanks to the power of technology you can also have a virtual tour to the Villa. (mark 6:00)


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Brillante Interiors said...

The movie is a stunner and I have seen it twice already, in Milan and in Vancouver. I will watch it for sure again in the future. I went several times to Villa Necchi, a real treasure. I have a few posts on it and one on the movie (thanks for the Link, Ivan)and I may write another one soon with many more details and stories. Fascinating! I believe Tilda Swinton deserves an Oscar, she was the perfect Milanese upper class lady in the first part and the perfect working class Russian girl in the last part.

Vanessa@decor happy said...

This just makes me want to see the movie even more! Love the staircase.

Dale at Hospitality Design Inspirations said...

Wow now I really want to see it too! I LOVE Tilda Swinton. One of my favorite actresses for sure. Thanks for sharing and letting us in on your review of this movie.

Echo said...

I am giong to have to check this out as well...stunning!!!