‘A Bigger Splash’ Trailer: Everyone’s Obscene in This Tilda Swinton Thriller
If you saw 2009’s I Am Love, the family drama from director Luca Guadagnino, you’re going to want to see A Bigger Splash, Guadagnino’s new movie with his I Am Love star, the chameleonic Tilda Swinton. This time Swinton plays a rock star on vacation with her partner (Rust and Bone’s Matthias Schoenaerts), when the arrival of an ex played by Ralph Fiennes (and his daughter, played by Fifty Shades of Grey’s Dakota Johnson) throws their trip into chaos.
Here’s the official plot description:
Rock legend Marianne Lane is recuperating on the volcanic island of Pantelleria with her partner Paul when iconoclast record producer and old flame Harry unexpectedly arrives with his daughter Penelope and interrupts their holiday, bringing with him an A-bomb blast of nostalgia from which there can be no rescue. A Bigger Splash is a sensuous portrait of desire, jealousy and rock and roll, under the Mediterranean sun.
Like I Am Love, A Bigger Splash looks absolutely gorgeous, and its story of love and betrayal jives quite nicely with Guadagnino’s last film as well. And Swinton looks amazing; she really is one of our best and most versatile actors. In just the last two years she’s played a sadistic bureaucrat in a post-apocalyptic future, a doddering heiress in 20th century Europe, an obnoxious men’s magazine editor, and now this smoldering rock star. And then she’s going to be the Ancient One in Doctor Strange! There really may be nothing she can’t do — except give a boring performance.
A Bigger Splash opens in theaters on March 13, 2016.