Marianne Lane (Tilda Swinton), a famous rock star, and her photographer boyfriend, Paul (Matthias Schoenaerts), are vacationing on the remote Italian island of Pantelleria, when they are disrupted by the unexpected visit of an old friend, Harry (Ralph Fiennes), and his daughter, Penelope (Dakota Johnson).
A Bigger Splash is an English-language Italian-French erotic-thriller film directed by Luca Guadagnino and written by Alain Page and David Kajganic, loosely inspired by La Piscine. The film stars Tilda Swinton, Matthias Schoenaerts, Ralph Fiennes and Dakota Johnson. It competed for the Golden Lion at the 72nd Venice International Film Festival.
In February 2015, Fox Searchlight Pictures acquired U.S distribution rights to the film. The film made its world premiere at the 72nd Venice Film Festival on 6 September 2015. It has also been selected to screen at the Busan International Film Festival on 2 October 2015 and at the London Film Festival on 9 October 2015.
Lucky Red released the film in Italy on 26 November 2015. The film was released in the United Kingdom on 12 February 2016 by StudioCanal. It is set to be released in France on April 16, 2016, by StudioCanal, Originally scheduled to open in United States on 13 May 2016, it was pushed up to 4 May.
A Bigger Splash
Directed by: Luca Guadagnino
Starring: Tilda Swinton, Matthias Schoenaerts, Ralph Fiennes, Dakota Johnson, Alessandro Ferrara, Aurore Clément, Lily McMenamy
Screenplay by: David Kajganich
Production Design by: Maria Djurkovic
Cinematography by: Yorick Le Saux
Film Editing by: Walter Fasano
Costume Design by: Giulia Piersanti
Set Decoration by: Tatiana Macdonald
MPAA Rating: R for graphic nudity, some strong sexual content, language and brief drug use.
Studio: Fox Searchlight Pictures
Release Date: May 13, 2016