The trailer for Robert Pattinson’s first post-Twilight film has just been released, and it’s… right here.
I’ll admit upfront that I’m probably not the target audience for this film. While I am a fan of some of the works created by Salvador Dali and Luis Bunel, I can’t say as I care about their formative college years. And it’s notoriously difficult to truly judge a film based solely on its trailer, as this past summer’s Max Payne debacle proved. That said, I think I’ll be passing on Little Ashes.
The story revolves around a trio of young, future artists in 1922 Spain. Dali, Bunel, and Federico Garcia Lorca all meet at college in Madrid and instantly form a brief, but intense friendship. Pattinson plays Dali, Matthew McNulty stars as Bunel, and Javier Beltran plays Lorca. The political and social repression of the time affects the friends and their art, but is unable to stem the tide of manly love that blossoms between Dali and Lorca. (That blossoming is most evident at the 2:03 mark of the trailer where Dali and Lorca are enjoying a midnight swim, and one of them appears to be holding the other’s fleshy member…)
The film looks low budget at times, but at other times features some truly impressive shots. The mix of colors, archival footage, and stylistic flourishes seems fitting for the artists involved as well. I’m curious to see what people think of the accents. And at the very least, for those who can’t wait for Breaking Dawn to see Pattinson explore his sexual side, Little Ashes looks set to quench that particular thirst for you.
What do you think of the trailer? What is that fleshy knob in the water? What do you think of the accents?