Monday, September 02, 2013

Frida Kahlo: A Ribbon Around a Bomb

Checked out a wild and engaging one hour film, Frida Kahlo: A Ribbon Around a Bomb (1991). It consists of a vigorous and vividly colorful combination of documentary, paintings, music and theatre, befitting Frida Kahlo's extraordinary arc.
The verso of the DVD notes: The film is based on the life of Mexican painter Frida Kahlo, who lived from 1907 to 1954, and has become an international cult figure. Weaving excerpts from Teatro Dallas' production of Abarham Oceransky's play, The Diary of Frida Kahlo, with poetry, music, interviews with Kahlo's students and friends and, most importantly, her artwork, the film transcends straight biography to create a passionate, impressionistic portrait of an artist whose life and work, both tragic and triumphant, increasingly speak to the sensibilities of today.

Note: dainty people (especially kids) may find some "earthy" language and content disturbing.

Starring: Cora Cardona and Quigley Provost. Director: Ken Mandel. Itzcuintli Films.

Today's Rune: Wholeness.  


Charles Gramlich said...

I've been intending to learn more about her. Pretty amazing person.

jodi said...

Erik, I will watch this cuz I'm not a dainty person!