This highly engaging cinematic production takes the viewer on a journey through the life of one of the world’s iconic female artists: Frida Kahlo. She was a prolific self-portraitist, using the canvas as a mirror through all stages of her turbulent and, at times, tragic life. Guided with interview, commentary and Frida’s own words, Frida Kahlo uncovers that this, however, was not a life defined by tragedy.
Featuring key exhibitions and interviews with world-renowned Kahlo curators, Frida Kahlo explores the extraordinary symbolism and themes in these personal canvases to seek a deeper understanding of the real artist.
Using cinema to take an up-close and intimate look at her works, we examine how great an artist she can be considered. Displaying a treasure trove of color and a feast of vibrancy on screen, this personal and intimate production offers privileged access to her works and highlights the source of her feverish creativity, her resilience, and her unmatched lust for life, men, women, politics, and her cultural heritage.
We might think we already know Frida Kahlo – the image of floral crowns, big brows and folk-style clothing have made her a muse to generations – but what lies beneath the surface of this intensely passionate woman?