Tuesday, September 13, 2011

"Angel of Fire: Frida Kahlo Film Series" 2005

Angel of Fire series presented powerful and provocative films exploring Frida Kahlo’s involvement in the cultural and political landscape of Mexico, as well as her complex personal relationships. It includes work by major international filmmakers (such as Sergei Eisenstein and Luis Buñuel), classics of Mexican cinema, and a sampling of the many documentaries that have taken Kahlo as their subject.


This fictional 1959 documentary investigates the agonies and ecstasies that punctuated—and, literally, punctured—Frida Kahlo’s life, in a series of dramatized flashbacks as she lies on her deathbed. Leduc’s approach is painstakingly detailed, choosing an actress with an uncanny resemblance to the artist, and using Kahlo’s own clothes, bed, and even paintings as props.

and this link has clips of the real Frida Kahlo, beautiful.

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