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I AM LOVE
The polished rooms of a Milanese villa ignite with anxious activity as a wealthy industrial family, the Recchis, prepare to celebrate the birthday of their patriarch. It is an occasion designed to ensconce family traditions—the handsome grandson, Edoardo, introduces his new girlfriend; his sister presents another piece of her artwork to her grandfather; and the grandfather, knowing this is his last birthday, names the successor to his empire. But in the glow of all that is and has come before, change approaches the family dynasty with devastating certainty for all. As the refined familial machinations unfold, the woman of the house, Emma Recchi (Tilda Swinton), skates along the tight seams of the family, exuding elegance and uncertain turbulence. A story of passion breaking free of the constraints of class and privilege, Guadagnino’s sensual film recalls the grand sweep of Luchino Visconti’s classic family sagas. (120 mins.)
Filmography: The Protagonists (99), Tilda Swinton: The Love Factory (02), Mundo Civilizado (02), Cuoco Contadino (04), Melissa P. (05).
Showtime: 2/11, 7:30 p.m. NT.
Cultural Partner: Italian Cultural Institute, San Francisco.
Sponsored by The Paul G. Allen Family Foundation.
OPENING NIGHT PARTY
The Paul G. Allen Family Foundation invites you to join us in the lobby of the Newmark Theatre following the screening to celebrate the opening of the Festival.
Opening Night Tickets: $25 general; $20 Silver Screen Friend and Portland Art Museum members.
There is a $3 PCPA service fee for Opening Night Tickets. Online purchases are will call only.
Following encore screenings on Sunday, February 28, join us to celebrate PIFF33. This year’s Audience Award winners will be announced. Bring your dancing shoes, and throw it down with the eclectic and raucously fun international party band Chervona! 7 p.m., Fields Ballroom, Portland Art Museum - Mark Building.
Closing Night Party Tickets: $15 general; $10 Silver Screen Friend and Portland Art Museum members (available in advance or at the door).