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Persistence of Memory (2014)

A young Salvador Dali from his expulsion from art school in 1926 to his New York exhibition in 1934 featuring The Persistence of Memory, as centered around his relationship with lifelong muse and future wife Gala.

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Jason Nicola ...
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Mona Johansson ...
Andre Champagne ...
Sean Matthew Abrams ...
Carles (as Sean Abrams)
Adam Tomas Bennett ...
Domenico Mazzoni ...
Rob McCay ...
Gustavo Pastorini ...
Don
Max Winthrop ...
Sofia Nieto ...
Diego Oliver ...
Young Salvador
Jorge Lugo ...
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Gus Catipon ...
Priest
Rebecca Gilbin ...
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A young Salvador Dali from his expulsion from art school in 1926 to his New York exhibition in 1934 featuring The Persistence of Memory, as centered around his relationship with lifelong muse and future wife Gala.

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The Word Can Never Have Enough of the Outrageous


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7 February 2014 (UK)  »

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$1,000,000 (estimated)
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2.35 : 1
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Salvador: [voiceover] At the age of six I wanted to be a cook. At seven I wanted to be Napoleon. And my ambition has been growing steadily ever since.
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Written by Laurence Garnier
Lyrics by Kat Garnier
Performed by Mr. and Mrs. Laurence Garnier
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Surreal Success
7 January 2015 | by (New York, New York) – See all my reviews

Persistence of Memory is a strange and interesting ride through the young adulthood of a man we know to one day become surrealist artist Salvador Dali.

What we have here is a story about a young man finding himself through his experiences with school, his relationships with friends and mentors, his motivation to be great and most of all through his romance with a woman named Gala.

But this is not a straight forward romance or biopic. The movie plays more like a series of vignettes crafted to explain where this young artist comes from, how he sees the world around him, what drives him to be great and what or whom inspires him.

While the script is above average, this movie's true strengths are it's strong performances and beautiful cinematography coupled with interesting subject matter and a creative format.

Enjoyable and different, this is a cool art house flick boasting wonderful performances and creative storytelling.


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