Frida Kahlo & Tina Modotti

by Laura Mulvey , Peter Wollen

United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
1983
30 min
OV English - with French subtitles
Short film
Documentary
Color
DCP

Laura Mulvey will be attending

Retrospectives & Focus 2021

Official synopsis

This documentary focuses on the work of Mexican painter Frida Kahlo and Italian photographer Tina Modotti, two artists whose work as well as political and intimate lives unfold in Mexico City after the revolution.

The programmer’s eye

A documentary produced for an exhibition dedicated to the work of Mexican painter Frida Kahlo and Italian photographer Tina Modotti, this film shows how their works, as well as these women’s political and intimate lives, unfold in Mexico City after the revolution. Exploring their similarities and differences, it is a fascinating reflection on feminine art.

— Natacha Seweryn

Biography and Filmography

Laura Mulvey is a British film critic and director. She questions audiovisual productions with regard to gender and is behind the concept of "male gaze". She works as a professor at Birkbeck University in London and is the author of the following books: “Visual and Other Pleasures” (1989), “Citizen Kane” (1992), “Fetishism and Curiosity” (1996) and “Death 24xa Second. Stillness and the Moving Image” (2006).

2013 - 23RD AUGUST 2008 (Short) - Mark Lewis, Laura Mulvey - Director
1994 - DISGRACED MONUMENTS - Mark Lewis, Laura Mulvey - Director
1983 - FRIDA KAHLO & TINA MODOTTI (Short) - Laura Mulvey, Peter Wollen - Director and screenwriter
1983 - THE BAD SISTER - Laura Mulvey, Peter Wollen - Director
1982 - CRYSTAL GAZING  - Laura Mulvey, Peter Wollen - Director and screenwriter
1980 - AMY! (Short) - Laura Mulvey, Peter Wollen - Director and screenwriter
1977 - RIDDLES OF THE SPHINX - Laura Mulvey, Peter Wollen - Director and screenwriter
1974 - PENTHESILEA: QUEEN OF THE AMAZONS - Laura Mulvey, Peter Wollen - Director and screenwriter

Born in London, Peter Wollen was Emeritus Professor of Film, Television and Digital Media at the School of Theater, Film and Television at UCLA (California). He died in 2019. With Laura Mulvey, he directed six films, among which “Riddles of the Sphinx” (1977) and “Frida Kahlo and Tina Modotti” (1984).

1987 - FRIENDSHIP'S DEATH - Peter Wollen - Director and screenwriter
1983 - FRIDA KAHLO & TINA MODOTTI (Short) - Laura Mulvey, Peter Wollen - Director and screenwriter
1983 - THE BAD SISTER - Laura Mulvey, Peter Wollen - Director and screenwriter
1982 - CRYSTAL GAZING  - Laura Mulvey, Peter Wollen - Director and screenwriter
1980 - AMY! (Short) - Laura Mulvey, Peter Wollen - Director and screenwriter
1977 - RIDDLES OF THE SPHINX - Laura Mulvey, Peter Wollen - Director and screenwriter
1974 - PENTHESILEA: QUEEN OF THE AMAZONS - Laura Mulvey, Peter Wollen - Director and screenwriter

Laura Mulvey and Peter Wollen

Frida Kahlo and Tina Modotti

Modelmark, Arts Council of Great Britain

Centre audiovisuel Simone de Beauvoir

de Laura Mulvey, Peter Wollen

Laura Mulvey is a British film critic and director. She questions audiovisual productions with regard to gender and is behind the concept of "male gaze". She works as a professor at Birkbeck University in London and is the author of the following books: “Visual and Other Pleasures” (1989), “Citizen Kane” (1992), “Fetishism and Curiosity” (1996) and “Death 24xa Second. Stillness and the Moving Image” (2006).

2013 - 23RD AUGUST 2008 (Short) - Mark Lewis, Laura Mulvey - Director
1994 - DISGRACED MONUMENTS - Mark Lewis, Laura Mulvey - Director
1983 - FRIDA KAHLO & TINA MODOTTI (Short) - Laura Mulvey, Peter Wollen - Director and screenwriter
1983 - THE BAD SISTER - Laura Mulvey, Peter Wollen - Director
1982 - CRYSTAL GAZING  - Laura Mulvey, Peter Wollen - Director and screenwriter
1980 - AMY! (Short) - Laura Mulvey, Peter Wollen - Director and screenwriter
1977 - RIDDLES OF THE SPHINX - Laura Mulvey, Peter Wollen - Director and screenwriter
1974 - PENTHESILEA: QUEEN OF THE AMAZONS - Laura Mulvey, Peter Wollen - Director and screenwriter

Born in London, Peter Wollen was Emeritus Professor of Film, Television and Digital Media at the School of Theater, Film and Television at UCLA (California). He died in 2019. With Laura Mulvey, he directed six films, among which “Riddles of the Sphinx” (1977) and “Frida Kahlo and Tina Modotti” (1984).

1987 - FRIENDSHIP'S DEATH - Peter Wollen - Director and screenwriter
1983 - FRIDA KAHLO & TINA MODOTTI (Short) - Laura Mulvey, Peter Wollen - Director and screenwriter
1983 - THE BAD SISTER - Laura Mulvey, Peter Wollen - Director and screenwriter
1982 - CRYSTAL GAZING  - Laura Mulvey, Peter Wollen - Director and screenwriter
1980 - AMY! (Short) - Laura Mulvey, Peter Wollen - Director and screenwriter
1977 - RIDDLES OF THE SPHINX - Laura Mulvey, Peter Wollen - Director and screenwriter
1974 - PENTHESILEA: QUEEN OF THE AMAZONS - Laura Mulvey, Peter Wollen - Director and screenwriter