Helena Peabody -- The L Word
The film follows an haute bourgeois 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 year period. The film's soundtrack uses pre-existing compositions by John Adams.
The film premiered in September at the Venice Film Festivalfollowed by showings at various film festivals around the world. The wealthy Recchi family are first and second-generation textile manufacturers in Milan. Tancredi Recchi Pippo Delbono and his wife Emma Swinton are hosting a formal dinner party for Tancredi's still-formidable but ailing father, Edoardo Sr.
Gabriele Ferzettipatriarch and founder of the family business, who is celebrating his birthday. As the many servants bustle about, the family note with disappointment the news that Edoardo Jr. Flavio ParentiTancredi and Emma's eldest son, lost his race the day of his grandfather's birthday.
Edoardo Jr. She is Eva, of the prominent Ugolini family, whom he plans to marry. The grandfather announces he is passing the family business to his son, Tancredi, who has long worked with him, and also, unexpectedly, to Edoardo Jr. At the dinner, Elisabetta, who attends school in London, presents her grandfather with one of her artworks, a Il film i L Word, despite a tradition of presenting one another paintings.
He is disappointed, but encouraged by his glamorous wife Allegra "Rori" Recchi Marisa Berenson to gloss over his disappointment. Later during the birthday celebration, Edoardo Jr. Antonio brings a beautiful cake as a gift, and Edoardo, flattered by the gesture, introduces him to his mother. After the party, while Emma is running errands, she discovers a CD, with a note from Elisabetta to her brother Edoardo revealing that Elisabetta is a lesbian.
She tells her brother of an encounter with a woman and that she is in love with another woman. Meanwhile, Edoardo Jr. They later make plans to open a restaurant together on some property Antonio's father owns in San Remo. Months later, Emma is Il film i L Word lunch at Antonio's restaurant with Rori and Eva, and she is aroused while relishing a prawn dish he prepares for her.
Elisabetta returns to Milan, with her hair cut short, and invites Emma to go with her to Nice to look for a venue for Elisabetta's art exhibition. While stopping in San Remo en route to Nice to surprise her daughter, Emma spots Antonio, follows him, and eventually speaks to him outside of a book shop. She goes with him to his house in the hills above the city, and they begin their affair.
Meanwhile, Edoardo Sr. On her second trip to San Remo, under the pretext of discussing a menu for the formal dinner she will host for the foreign investors who are buying the Recchi family business, Emma spends the day with Antonio, and the two enjoy passionate lovemaking. Emma tells Antonio how Tancredi met her during a trip to Russia hunting for art treasures.
Antonio cuts Emma's blonde hair, a long lock of which falls unnoticed to the terrace, where Edoardo Jr. They cook together, and Emma teaches him to make ukha. On the night of the dinner at the Recchi villa for the investors, a conversation between Edoardo Jr. Antonio prepares ukha. When Edoardo sees this dish served, he instantly realizes his mother is having an affair with Antonio.
He leaves the dinner table in a fury. Emma follows him outside to the garden and alongside the pool she tries to Il film i L Word to him. At this point they speak Russian. In pulling away Il film i L Word Emma's outstretched hand Edoardo loses his balance, falls, strikes his head on the edge of the pool's stone trim, and falls into the pool.
He sustains a cerebral haemorrhage and dies in hospital. At the cemetery following the funeral, Tancredi tries to console Emma. She tells him that she is in love with Antonio.
He responds by telling her "You don't exist. Before she leaves, she exchanges a knowing glance with her daughter, who it appears understands her mother's desire to follow her heart. Eva, who has hardly been noticed by Edoardo's family since his death, clutches her abdomen as she calls out to Eduardo Jr.
When the family members look back into the foyer where Emma was standing, she Il film i L Word gone. The soundtrack is made up entirely of pre-existing pieces by the modern classical composer John Adams. Swinton explained that the film was actually created Il film i L Word the pieces of music, and that they went to Adams after finishing the film and asked to use his music, which he had not allowed before.
They were relieved when he liked the film and said yes. The food and meals in the film were inspired by the cuisine of Carlo Cracco, the owner of the Cracco Peck restaurant in Milan.
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It is deep, rich, human. It is not about rich and poor, but about old and new. Il film i L Word is about the ancient war between tradition and feeling. A gorgeously costumed and styled piece of work. Margaret Pomeranz of At the Movies gave the film four and a half out of five stars and said "This is Il film i L Word beautiful film, moving, stylish with a sensual romance at its heart.
O many wardrobe changes! The film is almost deliriously stylish, which helps mask the silliness. But the bellowing music, by John Adams, is infuriatingly intrusive — which undoes the visual good. Quentin Tarantino listed Il film i L Word as one of his favorite 20 films of From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
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