Not a bad film when you get into it.
‘Little Ashes’ is a fascinating and compelling film. It is well directed and beautifully acted; it is worth watching just for Javier Bel’tran’s performance.
Robert Pattinson as Salvador Dali isn’t as convincing especially in the latter scenes when portraying Dali’s bizarreness but he succeeds as the younger Dali.
It is Bel’tran who steals the film though as the intelligent, vulnerable and sensitive Federico Garcia Lorca.
One of the best acted and directed gay films I have seen for a long time. It was a believable story, and although you hate the young star at the begining, by the end of the film you are cheering for him to really find himself and live a new life as a gay man with Olivier.
Rich filming... acting was not convincing & too contrived... pity
The unrequited love affair of a poet for an eccentric artist. Somewhat plodding depiction of the early life of Dali, Lorca and Bunuel. Dali is depicted as a complete weirdo and Bunuel's character isn't particularly well drawn. The Lorca character is more interesting and the actor looks a dead ringer for him. 2.5 stars
Interesting if you stick with it.
Very interesting story about the life of Dali, but such an annoyingly film to watch - very Dendy... I almost turned it off three times, but some parts were beautifully shot. Next time I'll just google Dali's life history.
Very arty and indie. I can see that Robert wants different roles to Twilight, but if it wasn't for him in this movie, I would not have even bothered. Even with him in this movie, I desperately wanted to turn it off after 5 minutes. I just think the acting is poor - a B or even C grade arty indie movie. Because this had been in my queue for such a long time, I ended up watching a copy elsewhere and had forgotten that this movie was about Dali. Last year, I saw the Dali exhibition in Melbourne - this was much better than this movie and I'm not fan of art. Definitely a "Dendy" movie, not mainstream.
Very interesting movie - I was very impressed with Robert Pattinson. Dali was a bizarre character and he played it very well. Fascinating look at the strange combination of fasscism and freedom of expressionthat was evident in Spain at the time. If you are a fan of Dali or interested in the history of Spain at that time definitely recommended.
Very arty fart,more fart than arty!