A Bigger Splash (2015)
First screened in May 2016
Director: Luca Guadagnino. Cast: Tilda Swinton, Ralph Fiennes, Matthias Schoenaerts, Dakota Johnson, Elena Bucci, Lily McMenamy, Aurore Clément, Corrado Guzzanti, Livio Franco Blandino, Alessandro Ferrara, David Maddalena, Mahammedin Mahammed Ibrahim, Francesco Lo Pinto, Youness Zrhaiba. Screenplay: David Kajganich (based on the screenplay for La Piscine by Alain Page, Jacques Deray, and Jean-Claude Carrière).

Twitter Capsule: Highsmith meets Hockney meets Laurel Canyon meets a crazy person. Messy and strenuous, even while lounging around.

VOR:   Throws everything it can at the screen: visually, rhythmically, sensually, narratively. Some viewers will see a bigger splash than others, but at least it risks the deep end.

Photo © 2015 Fox Searchlight Pictures/Frenesy Film Company

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: B–

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