Portrait of an Artist: Frida Kahlo

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Overview

Known as much for her personal suffering as for her art, Frida Kahlo painted her passions. Her moving and self-reflective work is documented in this one-hour program. Kahlo was plagued her whole life with illness, including polio as a child, a horrific accident in her teens that broke her back, and a leg amputation a year before her death. Her struggles with her body translate into her painting, making her a memorable contributor to the Mexican Surrealist movement. Portrait of an Artist: Frida Kahlo takes viewers...
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Overview

Known as much for her personal suffering as for her art, Frida Kahlo painted her passions. Her moving and self-reflective work is documented in this one-hour program. Kahlo was plagued her whole life with illness, including polio as a child, a horrific accident in her teens that broke her back, and a leg amputation a year before her death. Her struggles with her body translate into her painting, making her a memorable contributor to the Mexican Surrealist movement. Portrait of an Artist: Frida Kahlo takes viewers into her famous Blue House which has become a museum. It also sets the scene for the social and artistic climate that contributed to the start of her popularity all over the world. ~ Sarah Ing
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Special Features

Picture gallery; Trailer
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/27/2009
  • UPC: 807280065091
  • Original Release: 2008
  • Rating:

  • Source: Arthaus Musik
  • Region Code: 0
  • Aspect Ratio: Pre-1954 Standard (1.33.1)
  • Sound: Dolby Digital Stereo
  • Language: Deutsche, English, Français, Español
  • Time: 1:02:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 80,068

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Hayden Herrera Participant
Sada Thompson , Voice Only
Technical Credits
Wibke Von Bonin Director
Roberto Guerra Director
Eila Hershon Director
Caroline Emmonds Editor
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Frida Kahlo
1. The Accident [10:27]
2. The Love [7:07]
3. The Dead Children [8:56]
4. Death Dance [12:26]
5. Diego [8:07]
6. The Slow Dead [13:51]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- Frida Kahlo
   Start
   Chapters
   Languages
      English
      Deutsch
      Français
      Español
   Bonus
      Picture Gallery
      Trailer
         Degas
         Magritte
         Picasso
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  • Posted August 7, 2012

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    If You Can't Go There.... It's not a bad substitute for an act

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    It's not a bad substitute for an actual museum visit. Some of the footage is a bit grainy in the beginning, but it does a pretty good job of showing the Blue House, where Frida lived both with and without Diego Rivera. The late Sada Thompson does an excellent job of
    explaining the

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