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Frida Kahlo

Synopsis
Portrait of the Mexican painter Frida Kahlo (1907-1954), wife of Mexican painter Diego Rivera, and the creator of highly personal work. Afflicted with illness throughout most of her life, Kahlo painted a striking series of self-portraits refelcting her physical suffering and passion for living. Her work was surrealist and idiosyncratic, combining fantastic and naive elements.
DVD extras: information booklet, picture gallery and trailers. The soundtrack on the DVD offers the choice of English, French and German.
Series
Art Lives, Series
Language
English
Country
Germany
Year of release
2007
Year of production
1982
Notes
Broadcast on C4 on 4/6/83.
Subjects
Art
Keywords
art - modern art; Kahlo, Frida (1907-1954); Mexican art; surrealism; women artists

Credits

Director
Eila Hershon; Roberto Guerra; Wibke von Bonin
Producer
Eila Hershon; Roberto Guerra
Writer
Hayden Herrera
Contributor
Sada Thompson

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
Region 0 PAL
Price
£17.99
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
62 minutes
Year
2013

Type
VHS
Format
PAL
Availability
Sale

Production Company

Name

RM Arts

Name

Westdeutscher Rundfunk (WDR)

Publisher

Name

Arthaus Musik

Web
http://www.arthaus-musik.com External site opens in new window

Distributor

Name

Illuminations

Email
louise@illuminationsmedia.co.uk
Web
http://www.illuminationsmedia.co.uk External site opens in new window
Phone
020 7288 8400
Fax
020 7288 8488
Address
19-20 Rheidol Mews
Rheidol Terrace
Islington
London
N1 8NU
Notes
Illuminations produces and distributes programmes on arts-related subjects, some of which are made for television and others in conjunction with cultural institutions to accompany specific exhibitions. Many titles are available for sale on DVD, including continuing series on leading contemporary and twentieth century artists and modern architecture, as well as a few programmes on religion, drama, history and ideas.
 

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