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If there was ever a film made about our prime minister’s life, Tilda Swinton has to play Julia Gillard. There is something about these extra-terrestrial red heads that one just can’t put their finger on. They are distant yet commanding. They don’t fit the mould but wear their isolation with pride. They are difficult to decipher but easy to belief. I am Love is Tilda Swinton. It is basically her saying no one else can pull off these orange pants as well as I do. The plot – an always well put together, bored housewife is undone by an affair with a younger man. Ok, there’s a lot more to it but you get the gist. This would be an indulgent piece of cinema if it were in English. Because it is in Italian, the long shots, grainy flashbacks, an orgasm told through crescendo music played over visuals of flowers and insects, and a dues ex machina tragedy of epic scale all seem to work towards the amalgamation of an operatic film. This film is so stylish it could have been photographed by Annie Leibovitz but it is just a little bankrupt on emotional intensity.

 

In cinemas 24 Jun 2010

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