Watch: A Bigger Splash


Tilda Swinton and Ralph Fiennes star in Luca Guadagnino’s simmering story of complicated love and dangerous nostalgia, inspired by 1969 erotic French classic, La Piscine.

When rock legend Marianne Lane (Swinton) seeks R&R in a scenic Sicilian villa with her brooding filmmaker boyfriend Paul (Matthias Schoenaerts), their quiet getaway is quickly disrupted by a visit from Marianne’s old flame and record producer, Harry (Fiennes) and his could be daughter, Penelope, played by a bottle-blonde Dakota Johnson. The awkward foursome quickly enters a heady love tangle that quickly erupts in the Mediterranean scorch.

Like David Hockney’s infamous painting, much of the film takes place around a seemingly calm poolside setting, which is soon disrupted, as the plot crescendos into a dramatic splash of its own.  Sizzling settings, sun-drenched style and an all-star cast make this film an absolute must-see. 

In UK cinemas from 12th February.