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 ...
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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 was shockingly bad. I actually thought it was a comedy. The costumes were like something from a school play . The era was totally wrong as regards set and costumes. This was supposed to be 1920's?? Hello! The 'acting' and i use that term loosely, was hilariously awful. Robert Pattison looked more like Dracula in a bad wig, than the avant garde artist Salvador Dali. His voice went from American Hollywood, to Irish, to really patronising Spanish. Pronouncing your TH..., does not a Spaniard make. His intimate scenes with Baltrain were heavy and awkward. He looked in pain, as i was too.The water scene was the most wooden, overblown, sentimental tacky scene I've witnessed for a long time. The only saving grace was the actor Javier Baltrain. He , at least had some morsel of talent. The actress Marina Gatell was bouncing around the screen from her first introduction. In one scene where she visits her aunt, she flounces off to the bathroom saying 'im gonna powder my nose' , hello did the script writers have any idea how it sounds?, or was she shooting up as well. !920"s ....erm? Gatell's mock rebellious acting , and inability to hit the marks was astounding. It looked like the director fell asleep. As for the cinematography, it was lack-lustre. To read the 'reviews' from well known publications was astounding!! "Mesmerising" said Attitude, another "Robert Pattison shines" , Get real. This Stinker was a total waste of time, and my evening would have been better served reading Lorca aloud. The fact that he was portrayed like this, is a travesty.
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