The Key to Dalí

(La llave Dalí)
David Fernández | Documentary

2016 | 78 minutes |

Spanish scientist Tomeo L'Amo strongly believes he bought an original Dalí. After 25 years of research and interviews with experts he meets the one in Paris that changes his life.


The Key to Dalí unfolds the exceptional story of Spanish scientist Tomeo L'Amo, who purchased an unknown painting in 1989 from an antique shop, strongly believing it to be an original Dalí. A 25-year-long journey begins, during which he investigates, invests enormous amounts, and travels around the world to consult with experts until he meets the one in Paris who changes his life.

Main credits

Fernández, David (film director)
Fernández, David (screenwriter)
Cavaller, Pau (screenwriter)
Mateu, Simó (screenwriter)

Other credits

Cinematography, Bosco Llona; editing, Simó Mateu; music, Carlos Duque, Enzo Nakamishi.

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Evolution Mallorca International Film Festival - Best Documentary Feature Film; Films Infest Festival - Best Documentary; Docs Barcelona Valparaiso - Best International Documentary Feature; Docs Against Gravity; Docs Barcelona; Evolution Mallorca International Film Festival; Films Infest Festival

DIRECTOR: David Fernández


YEAR: 2016

GENRE: Documentary

LANGUAGE: Spanish; Catalan; Other languages; French

COLOR / B&W: Color

GRADE LEVEL: Middle School, High School, College, Adult



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