This unsatisfying thriller, set in the 1930s and '50s, is only nominally about the famous Spanish writer. Journalist Ricardo Fernandez's (Esai Morales) love of the plays and poetry of Federico Garcia Lorca (Andy Garcia) begins in his youth. The year is
1936, the Spanish Civil War is erupting, and 14-year-old Ricardo (Naim Thomas) and his pal Jorge (Gonzalo Penche) live for Garicia Lorca's work. Ricardo attends the premiere of Garcia Lorca's play Yerma,
and even gets to meet his idol in person. Shortly after, Jorge is shot and killed by
Fascist soldiers, and Garcia Lorca -- who's been persecuted both for his Republican politics and his homosexuality -- is ass...