A BIGGER SPLASH
Crime/Drama/Mystery – 2016 – Italy/France – 124 Minutes – Fox Searchlight Pictures – In English & Italian – Rated R
In A BIGGER SPLASH, rock legend Marianne Lane (Tilda Swinton) is recuperating on the volcanic island of Pantelleria with her partner Paul (Matthias Schoenaerts) when iconoclast record producer and old flame Harry (Ralph Fiennes) unexpectedly arrives with his daughter Penelope (Dakota Johnson) and interrupts their holiday, bringing with him an A-bomb blast of nostalgia from which there can be no rescue. A BIGGER SPLASH is a sensuous portrait of desire, jealousy and rock and roll, under the Mediterranean sun.
Directed by Luca Guadagnino
Starring Tilda Swinton, Ralph Fiennes, Matthias Schoenaerts, Dakota Johnson
As with I Am Love, Guadagnino has put together something utterly distinctive here, a cocktail of intense emotions, transcendent surroundings and unexpected detours. A real pleasure. – The Guardian
The acting throughout is superb, with Swinton sitting back and watching with obvious pleasure as Fiennes gnaws up the scenery and beach furniture with genuine vim. Schoenaerts once again proves himself a charismatic and compelling actor alongside the excellent Johnson. – CineVue
For Guadagnino, it’s not the characters’ fates that matter so much as their dynamics, which Kajganich and the director manipulate with the sort of take-no-prisoners attitude typically reserved for theater, pushing the entire ensemble to their full potential. – Variety
In order to best serve our patrons who are deaf or hard of hearing, we will be presenting select films with open captioning during Wednesday matinees beginning with A BIGGER SPLASH, which will be playing with open captions at 3:15 pm on Wednesday, June 1st.
WHAT IS OPEN CAPTIONING?
Open captioning is a text display of words and sounds heard during an event. The display is positioned in such a way that it is open for anyone to see in our theaters. It is considered passive assistance, a service that is there to use or ignore.
WHO IS IT FOR?
Open captioning is a service provided for people with hearing disabilities who use assistive listening devices, hearing aids, cochlear implants, sign language and lip reading. About 10-15% of the population is hard of hearing or deaf.
We understand that captioning can be distracting for those who do not use it, but we are committed to making The Bijou Art Cinemas a welcoming community space for everyone. If you do not use the captions, we appreciate your consideration for those who do.
The Bijou Art Cinemas is proud to announce that matinees screening on Wednesdays will be shown with open captions (when available). This is a trial program which is part of our efforts to help our patrons who are deaf and hard of hearing better enjoy our films.