A Bigger Splash

A Bigger Splash Information

A Bigger Splash is a 2015 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.


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).


  • Tilda Swinton as Marianne Lane
  • Matthias Schoenaerts as Paul De Smedt
  • Ralph Fiennes as Harry Hawkes
  • Dakota Johnson as Penelope Lanier
  • Lily McMenamy as Sylvie
  • Aurore Clment as Mireille
  • Elena Bucci as Clara
  • Corrado Guzzanti as Maresciallo dei Carabinieri


The first promo still of A Bigger Splash featuring Matthias Schoenaerts, Tilda Swinton, Dakota Johnson and Ralph Fiennes was released on 27 July 2015. A new set of movie stills were released on 3 September 2015. The first clip was released on 5 September 2015. Tilda Swinton appeared on the cover of the Autumm/Winter 2015 issue of AnOther Magazine, but not as herself, she appeared as her character in A Bigger Splash, Marianne Lane. In a work of fiction co-authored by Swinton, Glenn O"?Brien, Luca Guadagnino, and Dave Kajganich, Marianne Lane gave an interview for the magazine based around events in the film. The teaser trailer was released on 1 October 2015. The second trailer was released on 5 January 2016. The second clip from the film was released on 15 January 2016. Fox Searchlight released the first U.S. trailer on February 10, 2016.


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, and in the United States on May 13, 2016.

Critical reception

On Rotten Tomatoes, the film has a rating of 84%, based on 19 reviews, with an average rating of 7.9/10. On Metacritic the film has a score of 74 out of 100, based on 9 critics, indicating "generally favorable reviews".


Award Category Recipients and nominees Result
72nd Venice International Film Festival Golden Lion Luca Guadagnino
Green Drop Award Luca Guadagnino
Soundtrack Stars Award A Bigger Splash
Best Innovative Budget Award Luca Guadagnino
Les Arcs European Film Festival Crystal Arrow Award Luca Guadagnino

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