this was a risk all around. the movie is about art, surrealism, love, and the biggest risk factor... homosexuality. The movie is based on the close friendship of Salvador Dali and Federico Garcia Lorca, during a time of revolution in Spain. Salvador arrives at a fine art school in Madrid where he meets poet Lorca, and future film director Luis Bunuel. Dali however is starting to come out of his shell and starting to experiment with his paintings, and trying to break out of his shyness. It seems after Dali and Lorca starting getting closer and experimenting with homosexuality (which did not go over very well), after the experimentation Dali changes into the Salvador Dali we all know and love. Dali drops out of school because he does not like the professors, moves to France and marries a russian woman named Gala. After that Dali, and Lorca go there separate ways. Robert Pattinson really gives a great performance here, he really seems to have the craziness that the real Dali had, and he had a pretty good Spanish accent. Javier Beltran who plays Lorca also gave a strong performance, and I hope he has a great future career. The cinematography is awesome, it really pulls you into the movie. Now to the bad of the movie! I am a really big fan of Salvador Dali I paint surrealism all because of the inspiration i have of Dali, but I can't help but point out that when people ask Dali about if he was ever gay, he would always say no, and for some reason the movie never mentions it. I also think the movie should have been about the three main men Dali, Lorca, and Bunel, but they just focus on Dali and Lorca. If you like art and art history you will love this movie. Little Ashes is not for everyone, but the movie was just good, not great but good.