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Life and Times of Frida Kahlo 1x87

Frida Kahlo was a Mexican painter who became an international sensation in the world of modern art and radical politics during the early 20th century. Her life was a drama of personal extremes lived against a backdrop of political, social and artistic revolution. This intimate biography profiles a woman who gracefully balanced a private life of illness and pain against a public persona that was flamboyant, irreverent, and world-renowned. Through her life the film looks at the Mexican Revolution, the wildfire of Communism that burned through Latin America in the 1920s and 30s, and at the innovators in painting, photography, filmmaking, writing and poetry that converged in her yellow kitchen. Almost fifty years after her death, Frida Kahlo is acclaimed as one of the great painters of the 20th century, but it is her story and her persona that have made her a legend.

“Frida Kahlo finally gets the film fit for her peculiar and dazzling vision of life with Amy Stechler’s intelligent biographical (documentary).” –¬†Variety

** National Emmy Nominee **