Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera, une passion dévorante

France | 2016 | 52 min
Author: Nathalie Bourdon


The film will be available for free screening from Monday, March 12 on the website of La Fabrique culturelle

North American Premiere – Director in attendance

It’s your typical boy meets girl story. Two of the greatest painters in Mexico, Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera, were also lovers nicknamed “the elephant and the dove”. This story of passion between two incompatible personalities, both defenders of Mexico and both enamored with painting, is a rich tale begetting many questions. How would this meeting between two volcanic personalities revolutionize Mexico? How would Diego access a dimension of himself still unknown to him? How would Frida become one of the most powerful young creators of modern art? Did their love story build from their paintings? Did their works, both worlds apart, yet complementary, influence one another’s work? This film explores their fascinatingly complex relationship.


Catherine Aventurier

Born in Saint-Étienne, France, Catherine Aventurier studied Audiovisual Editing. She directed TV shows for Ubik, a cultural magazine. Then, she directed a documentary series, driven by the main topic of two artists and their work, or their influence. Her works include portraits of the Renoir family, Vincent Van Gogh, and Paul Gauguin.
Filmography | Modigliani, Soutine, les derniers prophètes de Montparnasse (2017) ; Alberto Giacometti, André Derain, la quête de l’absolu (2017) ; Aristide Maillol, Dina Vierny, un pygmalion et sa muse (2016) ; Paul Gauguin, Vincent Van Gogh, Huis-Clos sous le soleil du Midi (2016) ; Maurice Utrillo et Suzanne Valadon, un duo infernal (2015) ; Edouard Manet, Berthe Morisot, un mystérieux duo (2015) ; Le génie des Renoir, de père en fils (2014).

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Screenings playing this movie

Musée des beaux-arts de Montréal – Auditorium Maxwell-Cummings / Montreal Museum of Fine Arts – Maxwell-Cummings Auditorium
Screening # 10