I Am Love (Italian: Io sono l’amore) is a 2009 Italian film directed by Luca Guadagnino set around 2000 in Milan. The film follows an haute bourgeoisie family through changing times and fortunes, and its disruption by the forces of passion. The cast is led by Tilda Swinton as Emma Recchi. Producers Swinton and Guadagnino developed the film together over an 11-year period.
The title is taken from a line from the aria La mamma morta, which is explored in the film Philadelphia (starring Tom Hanks and Denzel Washington), a scene of which Emma is watching while in bed with her husband, during the film. The film’s soundtrack uses pre-existing compositions by John Adams.
The film premiered in September 2009 at the Venice Film Festival, followed by showings at various film festivals around the world. It first went on general release in Italy in March 2010, followed by the UK and Ireland in April 2010. In the United States it had only a limited release in June 2010, before being released on DVD in October 2010.