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

Made by Ana Marija

Dry land

Quiet land of immense night

Wind in the olive grove

Wind in the Sierra

For Salvador Dali, of the olive-colored voice

- Here we are, the three musketeers.

- Did you miss us?

- Luis Buuel.

- It's Louie this term.

More chic, don't you think?

- Published?

- I signed it for you.

-And he would never have managed it

without your supportive comments.

-He's waisting his education with bad

company in disreputable night clubs.

My parents were so pleased.

Thank you sir, thank you so much.

- The soul of the west wind

- Just say what you want to say, Louie.

- What?

I was having a lovely time reading about

all the butterflies and thrills...

Oh, look! Here's God!

It's just a bit... andalusian.

- I am andalusian.

- You know what I mean.

- You think it's bad.

- No, not the writing. The writing is

bloody good.

It's the subject.

What does Federico Garca Lorca feel

about all this bloody butterflies?

What makes him angry?

What turns him on?

Oh, come on. Don't be such a prude.

I am trying to be constructive here.

... the other flag in between her leg ...

... and waived the flag ...

... it was a victory for ...

- Holding all this brilliance isn't very

neighbourly, you know?


- Salvador Felipe Jacinto Dal Domenech.

- Studying?

- Fine art.

- Clearly.



- Only dada, anarchy and the

construction of genius.

- Whose genius?

- My own.

- Bravo.

- Luis Buuel.

- Pleased to make your acquaintance.

Excuse me for a moment.

Private view at number seven!

Where is everyone? Come on!

This here... Sergio.

Pechuga. Like it?

Ah, look! A strategically placed

copy of Freud.

Very good, very good, my friend.

That's Federico, resident poet.

- Garca Lorca.

He's famous.

- Really?

I wonder if he knows.

Come on, let's tell him. Federico!

My new discovery. Salvador, may I

introduce you to resident poet,

playwriter and another self-titled genius,

Federico Garca Lorca.

- We've met.

You're a cubist.

- No.

- This is cubist.

You're going to be something else?

I'm putting together a magazine.

Would you let us have this

for the cover?

She is beautiful.

- She's dead.

- Federico, where have you been?

- Have you met Paco?

- Hours ago.

- What have you been doing?

- Trying to find a subject.

Louie thinks I'm a danger of

becoming bourgeois.

- Well, you've read the poems, apparently.

What do you think?

- I like them.

- Of course you like them, everybody

likes them.

I just think you should write about

something modern. Something politics or...

...the decapitation of the putrid priest

in Zaragoza or...

Come on!

- Eiffel tower.

- Sex!

- Aeroplanes.

- Anything! Everything! Nothing!

- A recent acquisition?

- Salvador Felipe Jacinto Dal Domenech.

- Catchy.

- New, but showing considerate promise.

This is Adella.

Federico the Famous,

where are the drinks?

- Federico!

- Your hair!

- It's gone.

- It's wonderful.

I'm very shocking, apparently, because my

grandfather refuses to let me in the house.

- Quite right. I wouldn't.

- I've missed you.

The holidays were terrible! There was no one

here, nothing to regret!

I read 80 books!

- 80?

- 40.

- I've missed you, too.

This is Salvador.

He's just arrived. He's a painter,

a very good one.

- Well, ain't we lucky to have you.

- Champagne!

- You all live like kings!

- Surely, you're not suggesting we live like students.

Magdalena is a writer.

- At the women's college.

- What do you write?

- I didn't tell you, did I?

I'm getting an apartment!

- How will you ever get your parents to

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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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