A Bigger Splash
Total project grant (euros)
Call publication date
1 Oct 2015
1 Dec 2015
Result publication date
25 Apr 2016
UK release date
12 Feb 2016
A Bigger Splash is an Italian/French drama film directed by Luca Guadagnino and written by Alain Page and David Kajganich, based on the 1969 film La Piscine.
While vacationing on a Sicilian island with her boyfriend, a rock star receives an unexpected visit from an old flame and his seductive daughter. 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.
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