Frida Kahlos Corset is a short experimental drama that follows a journey of transformation by the Mexican painter Frida Kahlo (1907-1954) who wore a series of orthopaedic corsets because of impairment. The film draws on Kahlos own words and characteristically bold painting style. It refutes the picture of Kahlos life as one of tragedy and suffering.
"Through beauty of mise en scene and a complete grasp of the cinematic medium, Frida Kahlos Corset encapsulates the feminist philosophy and connection women have with the art and ambiguity of Frida Kahlo." (Dr Paul Darke, film critic)
Frida Kahlos Corset is a dual-language film (Spanish and English) and is available, on request, with sub-titles.
Screenings to date inclue Brief Encounters Short Film Festival, British Federation of Film Societies, Transitions, Strength to Strength, Disability Film Festivals (Stratford-upon-Avon; London) and on HTV.
Picture This Short Film Award 2000 10
16mm film transferred to Beta
Director Liz Crow email@example.com
Director of Photography Carol Stevens
Art Director Melanie Leeson
Editor Andy Moss
Screenwriters Liz Crow & Ralph Hoyte
Music Caravanserai & Hetty Hope
Main Cast: Isolte Avila
Carmen Brauning (voice of Frida Kahlo)
Production Management Infinite Blue Productions in partnership with Picture This Moving Image
Funded by Bridging the Gap, HTV West, South West Arts and Transitions.
For festival submissions or to hire contact Picture This Moving Image
T: (0117) 925 7010