Wednesday, May 5, 2010

‘Little Ashes’ won award at Italian Film Festival

IF YOU HAVE NOT SEEN THIS MOVIE THEN I THINK YOU NEED TO RIGHT NOW!

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SCHERMI D’AMORE 2010
The award win­ners at the Inter­na­tional Fes­ti­val of Film Melodrama

AUDIENCE PRIZE – THE SCHERMI D’AMORE ROSE

The Schermi d’Amore Rose goes to the film Lit­tle Ashes (Great Britain – Spain, 2009) directed by Paul Morrison.

This year it was once again the audi­ence who awarded the prize at the 14th fes­ti­val ded­i­cated to roman­tic films and melodrama.

Win­ner of Schermi d’Amore in 1999 with Solomon and Gaenor, which had its world pre­mière in Verona, Paul Morrison’s was among the five for­eign films nom­i­nated for Oscars the fol­low­ing year. Now the refined British direc­tor has once again been rec­og­nized for his tal­ent with a biopic which takes him from Wales in the 1910s (the set­ting for Solomon and Gaenor) to the Spain of the 1920s, for a tragic love story. The tor­mented rela­tion­ship between Fed­erico Gar­cía Lorca (1899–1936) and Sal­vador Dalí (1904–1989), which the painter – after the Andalu­sian dramatist’s exe­cu­tion by Franco’s sup­port­ers – kept secret until the final years of his life. The Sur­re­al­ist genius – played by Robert Pat­tin­son before star­ring in Twi­light – is por­trayed dur­ing his uni­ver­sity years, torn between his attrac­tion for the author of Son­nets of Dark Love and his desire for fame and for­tune, which would take him to Paris with the direc­tor Luis Buñuel (1900–1983), the third leg­endary Span­ish fig­ure with whom he would cre­ate the famous short, Un chien andalou (1929).


FROM THINKING OF ROB

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