Little Ashes will premiere at the Belfast Film Festival on March 26th , 7:30PM at the Movie House, Dublin Road. For more information you can visit the film festival's website HERE.
Set across a timeframe that spans the roots of fascism to the beginning of General Franco's dictatorship, we’re whisked away to Madrid in 1922, a city wavering on the edge of change as traditional values are challenged by the dangerous new influences of jazz, Freud and the avant-garde.
Salvador Dalí (Robert Pattinson) arrives at university at the age of 18 years old, 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 García Lorca and Luis Buñuel.
Salvador is absorbed into their decadent group and for a time he, Luis and Federico become a formidable trio, the most ultra-modern group in Madrid. However, as time passes, Salvador feels an increasingly strong pull toward the charismatic Federico; who is oblivious to the attention he is getting from his beautiful writer friend, Magdalena. 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.
Paul Morrison’s latest feature since 2003’s Wondrous Oblivion, provides us with a fascinating account of three of the leading artists of their time and the relationships with each other, the shots of the picturesque landscapes of Spain alone makes Little Ashes an unmissable spectacle.