Little Ashes

Synopsis: 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 Bunel. Salvador is absorbed into their youthfully 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, Magdalena. 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 Cadaque
Director(s): Paul Morrison
Production: Regent Releasing
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112 min

agree to that?

- By not telling them.

All lies are elaborate deceptions.

Anyone got a match?

- Spain is rotting from the inside.

Fated monarchy crash and dement our

religious culture

- Something has to give.. Look at


- Look at Paris!

Dance, my dove.

- I thought you'd never ask.

- Manuel de Torre.

Great artist of the idiot people.

Once told a singer

You have a voice

You know the styles

But you will never triumph in your art

Because you have no...


A passion, on the very edge

of life and death.

Everywhere else in the world, death comes

and they draw the curtains.

But not in Spain.

In Spain... They open them.

- And I tell you this.

There is no beginning and we do not


We are not sentimental.

Like a furious wind, we rip at the fabric

of clouds and prayers.

And we shape an epic spectacle.

Of disaster, fire and decomposition.

- Ideal, ideal, ideal.

- Knowledge, knowledge, knowledge!

Dada! Now, that is what I call poetry.

- Yes, you know when I took the exam

for our art college..

...I worked for three days on the drawing

and then I erased it.

And I had one hour to get it right, just

imagine - one hour...

.. and I gave it to our professors..

... and they said "This painting..."...

... "This painting, Salvador, it's"...

- No, no... Don't worry.

- They told me, this painting...

"It's perfect."

- Whose idea was this?


- No. He's your discovery.

- Faggots!

Better hide! They're coming

to get you!

They should be more careful.

The boys are starting a gang,

do you know?

Going to clean things up!

- Thinking of joining them?

- I prefer to see the marricones

locked away.

He'll freeze.

I can't stay here much longer, Federico.

Can't breathe.

We should be in Paris, mon ami.

You can write, I can work

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Philippa Goslett

Philippa Goslett is a British screenwriter. She helped the screenwriter, Helen Edmundson, on the script of the 2018 film Mary Magdalene. more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018


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