Frida: Viva la vida

Journey into the heart of Mexico and into the heart of an iconic artist whose work is united by pain and strength as well as suffering and love.

Frida – Viva la vida
Italy 2019
  • Czech
90 min.
  • This film is available in the following territories: Czechia, Slovakia.

Frida Kahlo is today considered an icon of independence and femininity. However, her life was marked by incredible pain, which is reflected in her paintings. „I don't paint dreams or nightmares, I paint my own reality,“ the artist used to say of her work full of contrasts. In the same way, and largely through personal objects, her letters and diary entries, the documentary Frida – Viva la vida looks at the personality of Mexican art. Accompanied by the Italian actress and director Asia Argento, the film presents Frida Kahlo as a woman tormented by agony and love on the one hand, and as a painter freed from her physical torments and handicaps on the other. The film is presented by Asia Argento.

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Director: Giovanni Troilo
Screenplay: Jacopo Magri, Marco Pisoni, Giovanni Troilo
Cinematography: Valerio Coccoli
Music: Remo Anzovino
Sound: Matteo Bendinelli, Filippo Barracco, Alessandro Checcacci
Editing: Maria Fantastica Valmori
Producer: Mario Paloschi, Claudio Montefusco, Franco Di Sarro
Costumes: Stefano Ciammitti
Cast: Asia Argento, Vargas Bazan Laura Andrea, Florencia Maria Hart, Hilda Trujillo Soto, Cristina Kahlo, Graciela Iturbide
  • This film is available in the following territories: Czechia, Slovakia.