Art on Screen - Frida: Viva La Vida
RUN TIME: 97 minutes
STARRING: Featuring Asia Argento (David di Donatello Award Winner)
The film highlights the two sides of Frida Kahlo’s spirit: on one side the revolutionary, pioneering artist of contemporary feminism and on the other, the human being, victim of her tortured body and a tormented relationship.
With Asia Argento as narrator, the two faces of the artist will be revealed, by pursuing a common thread consisting of Frida’s own words: letters, diaries and private confessions. The film alternates interviews, with original documents, captivating reconstructions and Frida Kahlo’s own paintings, kept in some of the most amazing museums in Mexico.
★★★★ - Stuff
"A life truly worthy of a documentary"
"Go and see Frida: Viva La Vida."
- Radio NZ
“Such a beautiful and intoxicating documentary” "incredibly moving"
“I’ve never seen so much heart put into a doco about art”
PLAYING AT THESE NZ CINEMAS:
Light House Petone, Wellington - From 30 January
Shoreline, Waikanae - From 7 February
Academy, Auckland - From 30 January
The Vic, Devonport - From 30 January
Dome, Gisborne - From 30 January
Focal Point, Feilding - From 6 March
Ecoworld, Picton - From 30 January
Central Cinema, Alexandra - From 19 February
Village Theatre, Takaka - From 20 February
Everybody's Theatre, Opunake - From 26 February
Confluence Cinema, Whanganui - From 5 March
Arthur's, Cromwell - From 12 March