Saturday, April 10, 2010
The Phila Film Fest Spring Preview opened with a beautiful Italian film, I Am Love (Io sono l'amore) this film is a truly wonderful example of food in film. There's a lot of wonderful tactile food preparation and eating of incredible dishes. I love a scene in which a recipe for a Russian fish soup is being disclosed while in the midst of sexual intercourse. The cinematographer zooms in on the colors and the splendors of not only the culinary succulence, but also the natural surroundings of Milan. The film also showcases the modern architecture of the Recchi family opulent mansion, where a good deal of the film takes place.