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Little Ashes

Two words: Gayness Galore.

Decent film overall, I might say. It kind of puts a historical context over three of Spain's most gifted artists: a filmmaker, a painter, and a poet. Let's try and analyze them one by one.

The Filmmaker
Luis Buñuel

Played by Matthew McNulty, he is the straightest of the three. But the story doesn't really focus on him that much. He is like a supporting character, second fiddle only to the romantic couple that is Garcia Lorca and Dalí. But they did show his film Un Chien Andalou, which should be familiar to every film major for that eye-slicing shot. And yes, the title was in French, not Spanish. That's because back then, Paris was the place to be for any artist.

The Painter
Salvador Dalí

Played by Edward Cullen Robert Pattinson, he is the most eccentric of the three. He is the gray area between Garcia Lorca and Buñuel─not gay, not straight, but maybe... bi? I really don't know. Dalí is so weird that it doesn't even matter. He is and will most probably always will be my favorite artist. Ever.

The Poet
Federico García Lorca

Played by Javier Beltrán, he is not just a poet, but a writer of such high caliber─a poet, a playwright, a revolutionary. Also, he is the gayest of the three. Yes, he has a girl. But he is gay. The way he looks at Salvador Dalí? Gay. And don't get me started on the man-on-man kissing.

See, I told you not to get me started.

Overall, good movie. But if you're an ultra-straight conservative, just close your eyes at the gay parts.

*some info from IMDb
pics from VLC

Little Ashes.UK/Spain. 2008.

Rating: Six out of ten.


Wow, you got through four kissing scenes again, just to get snapshots of it. Hehe.

Excuse me, I fast-forwarded it, paused, snapshot, then moved on to the next.

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