December 3, 2010

I Am Love + Happy Weekend

I watched I Am Love last evening. Wow. Leaves you with an unsettled feeling, a sort of wonderment. Starring Tilda Swinton, this Italian film was seriously stunning in so many ways. It's gorgeous cinematography and use of Milan as the setting (the opening Christmas scene still haunts me in its ethereal beauty). The plot is so unexpected and at times shocking that the viewer finds herself completely wrapped up in the story's events. The acting is impeccable. I read somewhere that the film has been called a "modern-day Madam Bovary," a label I think to be fitting. Just a thought-titillating film that is well worth your time (that is, if you don't mind subtitles)!

I am thankful for the weekend. A friend is visiting (at last, someone my own age!!), who's thinking of moving to Maine so I'll play tour guide and pretend that I am on a mini holiday! After that visit, I will be going to one of my favorite restaurants, El Camino (voted best cocktail - their Pomegranate Margarita - by GQ), for an early birthday dinner! Wishing you all a delightful weekend!

Image found here.


  1. Did you say early birthday dinner? Whoohoo! HAPPY BIRTHDAY! And have heaps of fun being the tour guide--that is always enjoyable.

    I saw this preview a while ago and thought--wow, this is going to be killer! Tilda Swinton is a favorite of mine, for some strange reason :)


  2. that poster alone is heaven. visual perfection..i'm gonna have to check out the film. thanks for sharing! xo.


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