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Luca Guadagnino, A Bigger Splash, 2015

A Bigger Splash

12 Feb 201610 Mar 2016

★★★★ "As with I Am Love, Guadagnino has put together something utterly distinctive here, a cocktail of intense emotions, transcendent surroundings and unexpected detours. A real pleasure" The Guardian

Marianne (Tilda Swinton), an ageing rock star, is enjoying an extended holiday on a Sicilian island, following career-threatening throat surgery, with filmmaker boyfriend Paul (Matthias Schoenaerts, Rust And Bone). Their peace is disrupted when Harry (Ralph Fiennes)Marianne’s bombastic, avidly freethinking exand his precocious daughter, Penelope (Dakota Johnson), turn up to stay, uninvited.

The ensuing friction, jealousy, passionate intrigue and fierce recriminations fuel Luca Guadagnino’s often funny, constantly edgy film inspired by Jacques Deray’s 1969 psychological drama La Piscine. Doyenne of immersive characterisation Swinton, who also fronted Guadagnino’s sumptuous I Am Love, brilliantly navigates the extremes provoked by this emotional roller coaster, largely without actually being able to speak due to her character’s recuperation. The remaining ensembleespecially Fiennes, exuding all the energetic intensity of his role in The Grand Budapest Hotelsupports her to perfection.

A Bigger Splash, dir. Luca Guadagnino, Italy 2015, 125 mins

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