The dramatic second installment in Guadagnino’s Desire trilogy again features Tilda Swinton, this time as a famous Bowie-like rock star vacationing on a remote Italian island with her filmmaker lover. Their peaceful, passionate bliss erupts when a charismatic record producer/ex-lover (Ralph Fiennes) shows up with a mysterious 22-year-old “daughter” (Dakota Johnson). This powerfully acted psychological thriller follows the free-spirited group as their spontaneous, intimate horrors of honesty, lust, and impulse play out in heavenly, idyllic seclusion. Based on Jacques Deray’s 1969 film La Piscine. 2015, DCP, 125 min.
Luca Guadagnino: A Bigger Splash
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