film recommendation #4

Thursday, 2 June 2011


Little Ashes is a haunting tale of a coming-of-age Salvador Dali, Luis Buñuel and Federico García Lorca. Set in the beautiful backdrop of Madrid and with equally beautiful costumes, the film is a must-see for those reasons alone. Filled with love, torment, hatred and sadness; this biographical story leaves you with that sense of unease that very few manage to do.

I don't claim to be an independent film connoisseur. I watched The Hangover 2 last night and loved it and, let's face it, The Little Mermaid is just too incredible for words. Some of my favourite films have been lesser known ones though, or a BBC production, or a film released straight to DVD... and these films are worth watching. While Little Ashes has received criticism for accents, accuracy, casting and the screenplay, I thoroughly enjoyed it. I may be easily pleased (and also may have watched this film purely for Robert Pattinson: don't judge) but no matter, I'm certainly watching it again some day.

14 comments:

  1. I was totally up for watching this film until you got to R-Patz - maybe I could try and set my hatred for all things Twilight related aside for a couple of hours xx

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  2. I enjoy the way you describe this film. May have to have a look out for it because I honestly think Dali was a genius. The "egg" museum in Barcelona is incredible.


    http://wonderfulljessie.blogspot.com x

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  3. I'm not sure how I feel about it- it sounds promising but why not have some hot Spanish actors in it rather than R-Patz (not a fan) ? I may check it out though, purely for the costumes etc xx

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  4. I love Salvador Dali! I must put this on my "To Watch" list!

    invasionista

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  5. Salvador Dali? I'm there. Now going to seek it out online/dvd & re-read your 3 other recommendations. & the hangover 2 was funny, if awful, just like the first one!

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  6. i love the little mermaid hehe
    i will have to check this one out!! thanks for sharing!!

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  7. I should check this out.

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  8. hahaha for zeee vampire??;)
    looks/sounds good tho might check it out xx

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  9. gah I love dali. have not seen hangover 2 yet, but I LOVE the little mermaid! love the screenshot you selected.

    xoxo

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  10. I'll write this down so I remember to check it out! Thanks for the recommendation:) xx

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  11. Thanks for sharing...I'll definitely try and check this out if I can :)

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  12. It actually sounds pretty good but a little heavy to be honest. But sometimes heavy movies are so lovely to watch. oh, the little marmaid is a classic. I am with you girl :)
    xx

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  13. Thanks for sharing, I'll be checking Netflix!:D

    ***** Marie *****
    allthingsmarie.com

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