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Synopsis

This is not another standard biopic about Frida Kahlo. “Two Fridas” is a poetic film, based on the relation between the Mexican painter and the Costa Rican nurse Judith, who took care of Frida during the final years of her life.

Playing with realism and surrealism, waving from dreams to hallucinations, one the main challenges of the film is to go beyond the famous icon “Frida” and actually puts the focus on her nurse and their fascinating relationship, with a complex, but accomplished, structure of flashbacks within various dimensions of reality and temporality. All comes together with an exquisite direction, oustanding cinematography and delicate art design. And no worries, fans of Frida won’t be delude: without avoiding her rich imaginary, the film is recreation of not only her popular aesthetic but also popular arts and wide realm of Mexican mythology.

Ishtar Yasin is one of the pioneers of cinema in Central America, having studied in Moscow and France and producing since 1998. In 2008 her first feature film, “El Camino”, was premiered in Berlinale Forum, winning afterwards 15 International awards. During 2010 she was travelling with an ‘itinerant cinema’ along Nicaragua and Haití, the result of that adventurous commitment is the documentary “Les Invisibles”. In 2011 initiates the development stage of her second feature TWO FRIDAS, where she acts, produces and directs and now have its World Premiere in Tallinn Black Nights.

 Javier Garcia Puerto

Director
Ishtar Yasin Gutierrez

studied in the State Cinema Institute of Moscow VGIK and Since 1998 produces creative documentaries and feature films. In 1992  she founded Ambar Theater,  where she worked as a playwright, director and actress. In 2008 her first feature film “El Camino” premiered in Forum, in the Berlin International Film Festival. This film won 15 international awards, including the Special Jury Prize at the Friburgo International Film Festival, the Fipresci Prize at the Guadalajara International Film Festival and the “Tato Miller” Prize at the Mar del Plata International Film Festival. “Two Fridas” is her second feature film.

Filmography
  • El camino (2008)
  • Les Invisibles (doc, 2010)
  • Dos Fridas (Two Fridas, 2018)
Sat, 24.11.2018
4:15 pm
Tallinn, 
Coca-Cola Plaza
Hall Scape
090101
Subtitles: 
EST, ENG
Screening code: 090101
Movie guests
Director / Producer Ishtar Yasin Gutierrez, Producer / Co-producer  Luis Javier Castro, Producer / Co-producer  Salvador Corrales Ayala
Sun, 25.11.2018
5:00 pm
Tartu, 
Elektriteater
101801
Subtitles: 
EST, ENG
Screening code: 101801
Fri, 30.11.2018
5:30 pm
Tallinn, 
Coca-Cola Plaza
Hall 3
150306
Subtitles: 
EST, ENG
Screening code: 150306
Movie guests
 Ishtar Yasin Gutierrez
Screenings with guests might end later than expected.
Film info
Countries: Costa Rica, Mexico
Year: 2018
Duration: 92 minutes
Language: Spanish
Director: Ishtar Yasin Gutierrez
Producer:  Ishtar Yasin Gutierrez
Co-producers: Luis Javier Castro, Salvador Corrales, Izrael Moreno
Writer: Ishtar Yasin Gutierrez
DOP: Mauro Herce
Montage: Valerie Loiseleux
Composer: Alex Catona
Cast:  Maria de Medeiros, Ishtar Yasin Gutierrez, Grettel Méndez, Diana Lein
Productions: Astarté Producciones, Luis Javier Castro, Universidad de la Comunicación, Romanos Films
Synopsis

This is not another standard biopic about Frida Kahlo. “Two Fridas” is a poetic film, based on the relation between the Mexican painter and the Costa Rican nurse Judith, who took care of Frida during the final years of her life.

Playing with realism and surrealism, waving from dreams to hallucinations, one the main challenges of the film is to go beyond the famous icon “Frida” and actually puts the focus on her nurse and their fascinating relationship, with a complex, but accomplished, structure of flashbacks within various dimensions of reality and temporality. All comes together with an exquisite direction, oustanding cinematography and delicate art design. And no worries, fans of Frida won’t be delude: without avoiding her rich imaginary, the film is recreation of not only her popular aesthetic but also popular arts and wide realm of Mexican mythology.

Ishtar Yasin is one of the pioneers of cinema in Central America, having studied in Moscow and France and producing since 1998. In 2008 her first feature film, “El Camino”, was premiered in Berlinale Forum, winning afterwards 15 International awards. During 2010 she was travelling with an ‘itinerant cinema’ along Nicaragua and Haití, the result of that adventurous commitment is the documentary “Les Invisibles”. In 2011 initiates the development stage of her second feature TWO FRIDAS, where she acts, produces and directs and now have its World Premiere in Tallinn Black Nights.

 Javier Garcia Puerto

Director
Ishtar Yasin Gutierrez

studied in the State Cinema Institute of Moscow VGIK and Since 1998 produces creative documentaries and feature films. In 1992  she founded Ambar Theater,  where she worked as a playwright, director and actress. In 2008 her first feature film “El Camino” premiered in Forum, in the Berlin International Film Festival. This film won 15 international awards, including the Special Jury Prize at the Friburgo International Film Festival, the Fipresci Prize at the Guadalajara International Film Festival and the “Tato Miller” Prize at the Mar del Plata International Film Festival. “Two Fridas” is her second feature film.

Filmography
  • El camino (2008)
  • Les Invisibles (doc, 2010)
  • Dos Fridas (Two Fridas, 2018)