The period between the world wars of the twentieth century was remarkably fertile for artists.
American literary and Spanish fine art ex-patriots gathered in Paris to drink, smoke and discuss their
work. This remarkable period piece, though, is set primarily in Madrid at the beginning of the
remarkable careers of Federico Garcia Lorca, Salvador Dali and Louis Bunuel.
Little Ashes examines the relationships of these three remarkable men, particularly
the piercing connection between Lorca and Dali. The artists inspired and tortured each other with their lust
kept just below the surface.
Morrison captures the souls of the artists, incorporating their work into the intense emotion of his film.
Aided by remarkable cinematography and surprisingly strong performances by the actors, including Robert Pattinson,
Javier Baltran and Matthew McNulty, Morrison weaves a tapestry of 1930s Spain that is as alluring and painful as
the history that is about to unfold.