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Little Ashes (2009)

Little Ashes




Release Date

May 08, 2009 (Limited)

MPAA Rating



112 min.


Regent Releasing

Official Site

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REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Not quite bad, but it's not recommended either.    Readers  4 of 5 [Rate It]

Cast and Crew


Paul Morrison


Carlo Dusi, Jonny Persey, Jaume Vilalta


Philippa Goslett


  • Javier Beltran
  • Robert Pattinson as Salvador Dali
  • Matthew McNulty
  • Marina Gatell
  • Arly Jover
  • Esther Nubiola
  • Simon Andreu
  • Vicky Pena
  • Sue Flack
  • Ferran Audi
  • Bruno Oro


Romantic story about the young life and loves of artist Salvador Dali, filmmaker Luis Bunuel and writer Federico Garcia Lorca.

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 Bunuel. Salvador is absorbed into their 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 an increasingly strong pull towards the charismatic Federico - who is himself oblivious of the attentions he is getting from his beautiful writer friend, Margarita. 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. Federico and Salvador spend the holiday in the sea-side town of Cadaques. Both the idyllic surroundings and the warmth of the Dali family sweep Federico off his feet. Salvador and he draw closer, sharing their deepest beliefs, inspirations and secrets, convinced that they have found a kind of friendship undreamt of by others. It is more that a meeting of the minds; it is a fusion of souls. And then one night, in the phosphorescent water, it becomes something else.

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Javier Beltran stars as Federico Garcia Lorca and Robert Pattinson stars as Salvador Dali in Regent Releasing's Little Ashes (2009)
Robert Pattinson stars as Salvador Dali in Regent Releasing's Little Ashes (2009)

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“..Playing like a parody of itself..”
by John P. McCarthy [Boxoffice Magazine]
“..Little Ashes does nothing to illuminate the iconic Spanish artist..”
by Claudia Puig [USA Today]
“..soggy plotting and Pattinson's tepid turn keep Ashes from catching fire..”
by Matt Stevens [E! Online]