A Bigger Splash

This is an engrossing tale with beautiful cinematography depicting the European coastline and totally random music to accompany some bizarre, sinister and dramatic moments. The story centres around famous rock star Marianne (Tilda Swinton) and her filmmaker partner Paul (Matthier Schoenaerts), who are holidaying together when they are surprised by a visit from their friend Harry (Ralph Fiennes) and his daughter Penelope (Dakota Johnson). All the performances are solid and the characters are so layered. It is also great to see that, in a film with quite a bit of sex and nudity, it is shared equally between the women and men. It is a shame that this is still so rare. The only real downside was that the film ran about 20 minutes too long. Perhaps most interestingly though, A Bigger Splash leaves a lot unanswered and the conclusion is open-ended enough to encourage the audience to interpret it in their own way.


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