by Paul Leduc
Director Paul Leduc made this great biopic of the Mexican
Painter Frida Kahlo, Filming in a way that it wasn't and somehow, isn't usual
on biographies; We follow Frida Kahlo's (played magnificent by the great
actress Ofelia Medina) deathbed, and with her, we flow through pieces of her
life: her accident, her affairs, her paintings, her pain.
The film structure is like a puzzle that we link, although the pieces never seem to fit from completely, leaving traces that nobody could fill in. A Nice Cinematography and art decoration, assembles this slow paced masterpiece.
Theatrical Release: March 13th, 1986
DVD Review: Alter Films - Region 1,4 - NTSC
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|Audio||Spanish (Mexican) 2.0|
|Subtitles||English, Spanish, none|
Studio: Alter Films
none that I could find
|Comments||Tape -sourced and
non-progressive, this DVD has an appalling low bitrate and I have no
evidence to suggest that it is not 'pan and scan' - it was originally shot
in 35mm. It is filled with scratches and damage marks and I can find no
menus. I don't think we need to mince words here - this look like a
bootleg made from VHS in someone's basement OR recorded from TV. This DVD
is awful - bleeding colors, very hazy, crackling audio and
ghosting/combing in motion sequences. I found much of the English
subtitles were not translating the dialogue on screen while the Spanish subtitles were. This is the first of 5 Alter Films DVD that I will be
reviewing but my hopes are not high after seeing this. I would be very
suspicious and avoid them until further evidence arises.
Gary W. Tooze
I could see no menus.
Note: very visible cue blips appear on upper right corner.
Ghosting ion motion sequences
Combing is present