NCLAFF: Dos Fridas | Two Fridas
Location: NC Museum of Art in Raleigh *For this film, tickets are free but must be reserved in advanced through NCMA website due to limited seating!
Dir. Ishtar Yasin Gutiérrez. Costa Rica/Mexico. 2018. 92 min. Spanish with English subtitles.
Dos Fridas" is inspired by the relationship between the Costa Rican nurse Judith Ferreto and the Mexican painter Frida Kahlo, for whom she cared during the final years of her life.
As in a mirror, in her house in Costa Rica, Judith is cared for by a woman. In her memories, in the Blue house in México, Frida is cared for by Judith.
In Judith's inner world, they intertwine reveries, myths, imagination and reality.
Dos Fridas is a dualistic film that reflects upon life and death while toying with reality and imagination. The history behind Frida Kahlo's life is not well known, and Dos Fridas is inspired by traumatic events that happened to her towards the end of her life (she passed away at age 47). The film beautifully portrays how Kahlo dealt with those events mentally and physically.