“Everything in this movie is so ripe and voluptuous that watching it doesn’t seem enough, you want to take a bite out of it.” – Rolling Stone
About the Film
Within the first minute of Luca Guadagnino’s (I Am Love, Melissa P.) latest work the modus operandi is set – as the rock star Marianne Lane (Tilda Swinton) is seen thrilling a stadium of adoring fans before being transported to a pool within a Mediterranean villa where she’s sunbathing naked. Marianne is vacationing with her partner Paul (Matthias Schoenaerts) – the scent in the air is of sex, the dress code is bared flesh and the idealism of pleasure is forever wielded in the face of purity. That is until Marianne’s ex-lover Harry (Ralph Fiennes) arrives on the island – and sparks fly in all directions. As the lines of seduction are blurred, A Bigger Splash unnervingly reflects the harsh reality that hedonism often goes hand-in-hand with heartbreak.
Tilda Swinton, Matthias Schoenaerts, Ralph Fiennes