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Frida Kahlo & Tina Modotti
Frida Kahlo & Tina Modotti

Frida Kahlo & Tina Modotti 1983

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Frida Kahlo & Tina Modotti 1983

29 mins United Kingdom Director. Peter Wollen, Laura Mulvey

This tautly structured documentary sheds light on the work of Mexican painter Frida Kahlo and Italian photographer Tina Modotti, women icons of the Mexican Renaissance. The film not only explores the two women's artworks, but also includes rare footage of Modotti in the 1920 Hollywood film The Tiger's Coat. We're also treated to some exquisite home movie shots of Frida Kahlo and Mexican muralist Diego Rivera at their Blue House in Mexico City.

The film was co-directed by film theorists and avant garde filmmakers Laura Mulvey and Peter Wollen to coincide with the landmark exhibition they curated at the Whitechapel Art Gallery in 1982, also titled Frida Kahlo and Tina Modotti.

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