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Friends Film Screening | Exhibition on Screen: Frida Kahlo

Scottish National Gallery Hawthornden Lecture Theatre
  • Wednesday 27 April 2022, 6.30-8.00pm

Booking essential


A glorious blast of colour for our Friends!

Who was Frida Kahlo? Everyone recognises her, but who was the woman behind the bright colours, the big brows, and the floral crowns?

Take a journey through the life of a true icon, discover her art, and uncover the truth behind her turbulent life. Using letters written by Kahlo, this definitive film reveals her deepest emotions and unlocks the secrets and symbolism contained within her paintings.

An interesting format combines interviews, commentary, and a detailed exploration of her art to deliver a treasure trove of colour and a feast of vibrancy. This personal and intimate film offers privileged access to her works, and highlights the source of her feverish creativity, her resilience, and her unmatched lust for life, politics, men and women.

Delving deeper than any film has done before, engaging with world-renowned Kahlo experts, exploring how great an artist she was, discover the real Frida Kahlo.

Directed by Ali Ray

Running time: 90 minutes

Frida in Blue Dress © Nickolas Murray Photo Archives

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Friends of the Galleries get free unlimited entry to all exhibitions, and enjoy a wide range of exclusive benefits including early exhibition access, special events and 10% discount in our cafes.

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