The Life and Times of Frida Kahlo

The Life and Times of Frida Kahlo

The Life and Times of Frida Kahlo

Almost fifty years after her death, Frida Kahlo is acclaimed as one of the great painters of the 20th century. But she was also one of the most dynamic and intriguing figures of her time.

At times a socialist and revolutionary, she counted Leon Trotsky among her lovers but Nelson Rockefeller and Henry Ford among her friends. Living through political upheaval throughout her life in Mexico she still preferred to stay in her home country while her international fame grew – she was the first modern Mexican artist to have her work exhibited at the Louvre in Paris. Plagued by ill health since being involved in a traffic accident as a teenager, Kahlo was still a vibrant force in art and political circles.

This fascinating 90-minute biography features interviews with author and historian Carlos Fuentes and many who knew her, along with a broad visual archive of her life, including photographs, movie clips and paintings from collections across the US and Mexico.

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