Italian auteur Luca Guadagnino (Melissa P, The Protagonists, I Am Love) returns to Venice with yet another thriller about a travelling showbiz group. This time, power couple Tilda Swinton (a filmmaker) and Matthias Schoenaerts (a rock star) go on an Italian vacation only to meet along an old friend (Ralph Fiennes) with his daughter (Dakota Johnson) in tow. SPOILER ASIDE, this unlikely reunion might embroil in a tumultuous frolicking in paradise.
A Bigger Splash marks the reunion of Swinton and Fiennes whose intense chemistry was hinted at in The Grand Budapest Hotel (Dir. Wes Anderson, 2014). World premiering in Venice Film Festival, this highly anticipated film is a remake of the Jacques Deray‘s 1969 film LA PISCINE (The Swimming Pool)
Swinton and Guadagnino are constant collaborators (I Am Love, The Protagonists, Conceiving Ada, The Love Factory). Fox Searchlight will handle the US distribution, while Studio Canal will distribute the film in Europe, Australia, and New Zealand. Curiously, the film did not receive an immediate North American premiere via Toronto IFF.