Case study

A Bigger Splash

This is the second film written and directed by Luca Gudagnino in the corpus. It could be considered the second part in Guadagnino’s “desire trilogy”, following I Am Love (2009) and preceding Call Me by Your Name (2017). It competed for the Golden Lion at the 72nd Venice International Film Festival. Like Guadagnino’s other films, A Bigger Splash met a high margin of difference between national (low) and international (high) success, both in terms of critical reception and box-office takings.

Director:
Luca Guadagnino
Writer/s:
David Kajganich
Cast:
Tilda Swinton, Ralph Fiennes, Dakota Johnson, Matthias Schoenaerts, Corrado Guzzanti, Aurore Clément, Lily McMenamy
Producer/s:
Frenesy Film Company [IT], Cota Film [IT] (in collaboration with), StudioCanal [FR] (support), Ministero dei Beni e delle Attivita Culturali e del Turismo (MiBACT) [IT] (support), Regione Siciliana [IT] (support), Sicilia Film Commission [IT] (support), Sensi Contemporanei Cinema e Audiovisivo [IT] (support)
Release date:
September 6, 2015
International releases:
Italy Sept 6, 2015 (Venice Film Festival)
South Korea Oct 2, 2015 (Busan International Film Festival)
United Kingdom Oct 9, 2015 (London Film Festival)
India Nov 1, 2015 (Mumbai Film Festival)
Slovenia Nov 13, 2015 (Ljubljana International Film Festival)
Italy Nov 26, 2015
Turkey Nov 29, 2015 (Antalya Film Festival)
India Dec 5, 2015 (International Film Festival of Kerala)
France Dec 15, 2015 (Les Arcs European Film Festival)
Sweden Jan 30, 2016 (Göteborg Film Festival)
United Kingdom Feb 12, 2016
Ireland Feb 12, 2016
Sweden Feb 19, 2016
Netherlands Feb 21, 2016 (PAC Festival)
Turkey Feb 21, 2016 (!f Istanbul Independent Film Festival)
Luxembourg Feb 25, 2016 (Luxembourg City Film Festival)
Serbia Mar 3, 2016 (Belgrade Film Festival)
Romania Mar 4, 2016
New Zealand Mar 10, 2016
Finland Mar 11, 2016
Norway Mar 11, 2016
Czech Republic Mar 17, 2016 (Febio Film Festival)
Denmark Mar 17, 2016
Estonia Mar 18, 2016
Latvia Mar 18, 2016
Australia Mar 24, 2016
Singapore Mar 31, 2016
Belgium Apr 6, 2016
France Apr 6, 2016
Netherlands Apr 7, 2016
Portugal Apr 7, 2016
Hungary Apr 15, 2016 (Titanic International Filmpresence Festival)
Spain Apr 22, 2016
Bulgaria Apr 29, 2016
Poland May 1, 2016 (Off Plus Camera Krakow)
United States May 4, 2016 (Los Angeles, California)
United States May 4, 2016 (New York City, New York)
Germany May 5, 2016
Lithuania May 6, 2016
Canada May 13, 2016 (Toronto)
United States May 13, 2016
Poland May 20, 2016
Philippines June 1, 2016
Turkey June 3, 2016
Czech Republic June 9, 2016
Russia June 9, 2016
Switzerland June 15, 2016 (French speaking region)
Croatia June 16, 2016
Hungary June 30, 2016
Republic of Macedonia June 30, 2016
South Korea Aug 3, 2016
Greece Aug 4, 2016
Israel Oct 16, 2016 (Haifa Film Festival)
Japan Nov 19, 2016
Brazil May 3, 2017 (internet)
Distributors:
Lucky Red [IT] – (2015) Theatrical
Fox Searchlight Pictures [US] – (2016) Theatrical
StudioCanal [FR] – (2016) Theatrical
StudioCanal [GB] – (2016) Theatrical
GEM Entertainment [HU] – (2015) (multi-territory) All media
Avalon [ES] – (2016) Theatrical
Elevation Pictures [CA] – (2016) Theatrical
Fabula Films [TR] – (2016) Theatrical
Frenetic Films [CH] – (2016) Theatrical
Hoyts Distribution [AU] – (2016) Theatrical
Hoyts Distribution [AU] – (2016) Theatrical
JIL [HU] – (2016) Theatrical
Kino Films [JP] – (2016) Theatrical
Lumière [BE] – (2016) Theatrical
Lumière [LU] – (2016) Theatrical
Lumière [NL] – (2016) Theatrical
NOS Audiovisuais [PT] – (2016) Theatrical
PT Amero Mitra Film [ID] – (2016) Theatrical
Sahamongkolfilm Co. [TH] – (2016) Theatrical
Shaw Organisation [SG] – (2016) Theatrical
StudioCanal [FR] – (2016) Theatrical
Arthaus [DE] – (2016) DVD | Blu-ray
Dreamwest Pictures [KR] – (2016) All media
Film1 [NL] – (2017) (limited) TV
KVH Media Group [GB] – (2016) All media
Mongkol Major [TH] – (2016) All media
Prorom Media-Trade [DE] – (2016) All media
SF Film Finland [FI] – (2016) All media
Seven Films [GR] – (2016) All media
Telecine On Demand [BR] – (2017) (VOD) Video