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3.7
45 Ratings

Frida Still Life

Frida, naturaleza viva

Directed by Paul Leduc
Mexico, 1983
Biography, Drama, History

Synopsis

This film is a chronicle of painter Frida Kahlo, and her encounter with the personalities of her time. Despite being confied to a wheelchair as a result of polio, operations and amputations, she faces and traces some of the most colorful and controversial aspects of Mexican history.

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Frida Still Life Directed by Paul Leduc

Critics reviews

What emerges from this method is a series of rather selective snapshots, intermittently accompanied by descriptive captions. . . . On the other hand, the overall strength and dignity of Kahlo’s personality registers throughout, and the aspects of her life and work that make her interesting to feminists are treated with some seriousness.
September 04, 1987
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Because director Leduc chooses to approximate the achronicity of memory by showing certain portions of her life out of order — settling on a more consecutive approach only in the film’s second half — he has to make an uneasy alliance between elliptical suggestions and lucid explanations… On the other hand, the overall strength and dignity of Kahlo’s personality registers throughout, and the aspects of her life and work that make her interesting to feminists are treated with some seriousness.
September 04, 1987

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