Program: What We Love This Week (June 16-June 21)

tilda swinton 3 credit magnolia pictures  Program: What We Love This Week (June 16 June 21)

Tilda Swinton produced I Am Love with director pal Luca Guadagnino, and she stars as the Russian-born matriarch of a wealthy Italian family who’s having an affair with her son’s friend. As this is a movie about illicit romance in Italy, there’s outdoor sex; as the son’s friend is a chef, there’s plenty of food. We never thought we’d see the spectral Ms. Swinton in an art-house version of Eat, Pray, Love, but what do we know? In other improbable news, Ms. Swinton and Mr. Guadagnino have said that a crucial scene was inspired in part by Disney’s Ratatouille. I Am Love opens the 18th, but if you can’t wait for tales of sexual adventure among the European bourgeoisie, there’s always Belle de Jour, playing at the Anthology Film Archive Thursday night (7:15 p.m., $9). Throw in the 1922 movie Foolish Wives at MoMA (Wednesday, June 16, 8 p.m.), and you’ve got yourself a festival.

 

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