If Call Me By Your Name is remembered by the peach, then A Bigger Splash will be remembered for its pool.

The oasis in the sunny island of Pantelleria bears silent witness to the mansion’s going-on, which runs from tension (both of the aggresive and sexual sort) to therepeutic retreat.

Acted out by a quartet ensemble, each performer is a complex element that reacts instantly upon contact with another. The chemistry keeps the movie alive with interest, as each meanders slowly to the shocking third act.

Luca Guadagnino does an incredible job in this second-parter to his Desire trilogy, adding a criminal dose of excitement with his savvy skill.

Read the full review here, at Catchplay.

First published: Catchplay

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