Door 3: A Bigger Splash
Remakes or reinterpretations of classic films are a sensitive subject, because the original films are loaded with sentimental value and the new version will always be compared to it. So it is not an easy task for Italian director Luca Guadagnino to interpret Jacques Deray's La Piscine (Swimming Pool) from 1969.
The original film casted Romy Schneider, Alain Delon, Maurice Ronet and a very young Jane Birkin. That cast alone was reason enough to lend the film cult status. Luca Guadagnino, who is known to broader audiences for his 2010 film I Am Love, set the story in a modern, slightly different context, but with the same tensions.
The name A Bigger Splash is derived from David Hockney's famous painting from 1967, who took a lot of inspiration from Californian pools. For the main actress, the rock star Marianne Lane, Guadagnino works again with long-time collaborator Tilda Swinton. The other principal actors are the Belgian Matthias Schoenaerts, the fulminant Ralph Fiennes and 50 Shades Of Grey star Dakota Johnson.
Next to the incredible quartet the island Pantelleria, situated between Sicily and Tunisia, plays a key role in the movie, providing the beautiful background for the film. In the end, it comes down to personal taste, which one prefers, but we leave that up to you.