Luca Guadagnino

A Bigger Splash

Italy, France 2015
125 min • English, Italian. English subtitles
Theme: Rokumentti selection
19.11.2016 | Time: 12.30 | Venue: TAPIO 3

Sex, rock and breathtaking views

Because A Bigger Splash sounds more like a children's animation, many may have missed one of this year's most energetic dramas. But no worries! You can make up for it at Rokumentti. In this film, Tilda Swinton plays a world-famous rock legend Marianne Lane who has retreated to idyllic islands in Italy with her director husband (Matthias Schoenaerts) after her throat surgery. Shadows appear over paradise when Marianne's manic ex, music producer Harry (Ralph Fiennes) invites himself over with his teenage daughter Penelope (Dakota Johnson). It's only a matter of time that long-buried feelings resurface and a fiery love rectangle reaches the boiling point. The magnificent soundtrack features songs by, e.g., Rolling Stones, Captain Beefheart and Popol Vuh. Jealousy, lust, scorching sun and skinny dipping: A Bigger Splash is exactly the kind of film for dark and bleak November days!