The 50 best films of 2016 in the UK: A Bigger Splash

David Hockney’s celebrated painting of the title doesn’t actually appear in A Bigger Splash, but the same sense of sunbaked, febrile waterside sexuality permeates this beautifully atmospheric chamber drama from Italian director Luca Guadagnino. It’s actually a remake of a Jacques Deray film from 1969, La Piscine, with Alain Delon, Romy Schneider and Jane Birkin; in Guadagnino’s version, the emphasis is altered to make Schneider’s character Marianne – now reinvented as Tilda Swinton’s near-mute, Bowie-ish rocker – the pivotal figure.

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