Tale of the passions and perils of love in all its forms. Five unique short films that focus on the lives of a group of beautiful yet troubled twenty-somethings, this compilation explores ... See full summary »
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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 ...Written by
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Federico García Lorca:
Dry land, quiet land of immense night. Wind in the olive grove. Wind in the sierra.
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This film spends much of its time telling us that Federico Garcia Lorca was gay and was in love with Salvador Dali. That's nice to know and probably important to scholars of the two men, but it doesn't really go anywhere. If this were about Joe Nobody and Salvador Smith meeting in college and having a passionate love affair, would anybody really care? The love affair is simply an uninteresting soap opera element.
The movie lacks involvement. A good example is when the main characters are in a bar and the musicians start playing "the Charleston" Everybody gets excited and starts to dance, but the scene cuts before we get to see them dance. The Charleston was an exciting new dance in the mid-1920's and seeing how the characters did it would have involved us with the characters. The filmmakers' cutting away at that point indicates how little they want the audience to share in the characters' feelings. Instead of experiencing how wonderful the Charleston was, we are only told about it. The same thing happens with the central love affair. Instead of experiencing it, we are only told about it.
The film in the last twenty minutes does change and becomes a rather standard, but engrossing biography of Lorca's last years.
This is a case of an interesting and potentially exciting story being badly told. You do learn a little from it, but you don't feel much about it. There are a couple of nicely mildly erotic short sex scenes, so there is a little passion in the film, but like Salvador Dali, the film doesn't want us to feel passion/sex but only wants to be admired for having it.
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