Frida: Viva La Vida

Directed by Giovanni Troilo
Film Movement
93 Minutes
Spanish, English
Biography, Documentary
Biography, Art, Latinx Studies
Not Rated
DVD $150.00
Blu-ray $150.00
PPR $350.00
DRL $499.00
PPR+DRL $599.00

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This documentary explores Frida’s art as well as her photos, clothes and personal objects not always accessible to the public. But who was Frida in real life? And how much energy and vitality are released from her paintings even when they portray pain and suffering? The film rolls out in a journey in search of Frida, into the heart of Mexico, amid cactuses, monkeys, deer and parrots, alternating exclusive interviews, with period documents, evocative reconstructions and works by Kahlo herself, including the most famous self-portraits.


  • Asia Argento
  • Cristina Kahlo
  • Highest Rating
    "[D]raws together key themes in Kahlo’s work: the drama of her physical pain, her sense of theatre, and her ability to transmute gruesome anatomical detail into symbolic architecture."
    Andrew Pulver, The Guardian
  • Highest Rating
    "There is enough here, including some sumptuous location shooting in Mexico, that is fascinating and insightful to make the documentary worthwhile...."
    G. Allen Johnson, San Francisco Chronicle
  • Highest Rating
    "Viva La Vida's effusiveness proves effective in recounting the life of Kahlo...."
    Tom Augustine, New Zealand Herald


Awards & Recognition

Official Selection
Torino Film Festival
Official Selection
Moscow Int'l. Film Festival