Frida Kahlo
Exhibition on Screen

Frida Kahlo

February 25 - March 10, 2021

This event occurred as part of the 20/21 Hop Film season. This is an archived view.

Discover the passion that inspired the art and the truth about the turbulent life of this female art icon.

20/21 Hop Film

She was a prolific self-portraitist, using the canvas as a mirror through all stages of her, at times, tragic life. Still, guided by interviews, commentary and Frida's own words, Exhibition on Screen uncovers that hers was not a life defined by tragedy. Featuring key exhibitions and interviews with world-renowned Kahlo curators, the film explores the extraordinary symbolism and themes in these personal canvases to seek a deeper understanding of the real Frida Kahlo, while also examining her place in the canon of great artists.

While the image of floral crowns, big brows and folk style clothing have made her a muse to generations–this new documentary reveals what lies beneath the surface of this intensely passionate woman. Personal and intimate, it offers privileged access to her works, highlighting the source of her feverish creativity, her resilience and her unmatched lust for life, men, women, politics and her cultural heritage. D: Ali Ray, UK, 2020

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“A very watchable film about an ever-intriguing figure. Peppered with copious commentary from the usual top-notch academic and curatorial talent, [the film] strikes a fine balance between her life and work”

The Guardian

“A fascinating, at times darkly disturbing film, we see Kahlo’s passion and lust for life, people and politics come vividly across in this film”

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