08 January 2009

2009 Salvador Dali Movie "Little Ashes" Stars Robert Pattinson

I just found out a movie about Salvador Dali is coming. It's called "Little Ashes" and is scheduled for a March 2009 release in the USA.

It stars Robert Pattinson (Twilight, Harry Potter), Marina Gatell (Lalola, Intrusos), Matthew McNulty (Honest, Trudare Kiss), and Javier Beltran (Zoo, El Paso). Here's a copy of a synopsis from "anonymous" ...

In 1922, Madrid is wavering on the edge of change as traditional values are challenged by the dangerous new influences of Jazz, Freud and the avant-garde. Salvador Dali arrives at the university, 18 years old and determined to become a great artist.

His bizarre blend of shyness and rampant exhibitionism attracts the attention of two of the university's social elite - Federico Garcia Lorca and Luis Bunuel. Salvador is absorbed into their decadent group and for a time Salvador, Luis and Federico become a formidable trio, the most ultra-modern group in Madrid.

However as time passes, Salvador feels and increasingly strong pull towards the charismatic Federico - who is himself oblivious of the attentions he is getting from his beautiful writer friend, Margarita.

Finally, in the face of his friends' preoccupations - and Federico's growing renown as a poet - Luis sets off for Paris in search of his own artistic success.

Federico and Salvador spend the holiday in the sea-side town of Cadaques. Both the idyllic surroundings and the warmth of the Dali family sweep Federico off his feet. Salvador and he draw closer, sharing their deepest beliefs, inspirations and secrets, convinced that they have found a kind of friendship undreamt of by others. It is more that a meeting of the minds; it is a fusion of souls.

And then one night, in the phosphorescent water, it becomes something else... "

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Brian said...

I cannot wait for this movie. I'm a surreal art fanatic and Dali is my favorite artist of all time. Not sure how Patterson will be as Dali, but I'm just happy the movie is coming out.

Thanks for sharing all the great Dali stuff.


Liz said...

It'll be a good challenge for Pattinson. I don't know how his female teenage groupies will think about this roll...