Two Fridas

Two Fridas
Dos Fridas

Mexico | 2019 | DCP | Color | 92 min | Ishtar Yasin 

FRIDAY 4 | CINEMEX PLAZA INSURGENTES SALA 6 | 19:30 HRS | 92 MIN (Q&A with Director)
MONDAY 7 | UNIVERSIDAD DE LA COMUNICACIÓN PATIO UC (outdoor projection) | 20:00 HRS | 92 MIN (Q&A with Director)

 

Director: Ishtar Yasin
Screenplay: Ishtar Yasin
Producer: Luis Javier Castro, Salvador Corrales Ayala, Izrael Moreno
Cinematography: Mauro Herce
Art direction: Alisarine Ducolomb
Editing: Valerie Loiseleux
Sound: Rodrigo Lira
Music: Alex Catona
Production Company: Astarté Films, Universidad de la Comunicación, Romanos Films
Cast: María de Medeiros, Ishat Yasin, Grettel Méndez y Diana Lein and Maxim Baboshkin, Ángeles Cruz, Luis de Tavira, Francois Duregne, Gabriela Guraib, Jesai Jaymes, Mauricio Jiménez, Cuauhtli Jiménez, Tatiana Lesheva, Vicki Montero, Yulleni Perez Vertti, Milena Picado, José Sefami, Mikhail Shatin, Ignacio Velasco.

 

Synopsis
“DOS FRIDAS” is inspired by the relationship of Mexican painter Frida Kahlo and her personal nurse, Costa Rican Judith Ferreto. Through the prism of Judith's memory, dreams, nightmares, myths, and reality are intertwined. In her last days, Judith renvisions those moments of complicity with the painter, which have since weaved the plot of her destiny.

Biography
Ishtar was born in Moscow, of Costa Rican, Chilean and Iraqi nationality. After the military coup in 1973 in Chile, she moved with her family to Costa Rica, where she studied at the Art School of the Castella Conservatory. In 1986 she received the Pushkin Performance Award in Moscow. In 1985 she moved to Moscow, where she obtained a Master of Arts from the Moscow State Film Institute VGIK. He also obtained a residency at the CECI Cinematographic Writing Center of the Moulin d´Andé, in Normandy, France. In 1998, she created Astarté Productions and developed as a screenwriter and film director. Her audiovisual works include Florence Of The Deep Rivers And Large Sharks (1999), I Remember You As You Were (2004), La Mesa Feliz (2005), The way (2008), Les invisibles (2010), Exquisite Corpse (2012), Apocalypse of Our Time (2014).

Festivals
Gibara international Film Festival – Ganador a Mejor Director y Mejor Fotografía, 2019, Cuba
Estreno mundial en la Competencia Oficial del Festival Internacional Tallin Black Nights, Estonia.
Película inaugural del Festival Internacional de Cine de Aswan en Egipto.
Selección Oficial Festival de cine latino de Chicago
Competencia Oficial en el Festival Internacional de Cine de Costa Rica.
Película inaugural en el Festival de Cine Independiente de San Petersburgo, Pure Dreams. Ganadora de la Mención especial del Comité Organizador y del premio Casa Arte Rajmaninov.
Selección Oficial del Festival Internacional de Cine de Shanghai, China.
Competencia oficial Festival Internacional de Cine de Trípoli, Líbano.
Competencia Oficial Festival Internacional de Cine de Gibara, Cuba. Ganadora del premio a la mejor Dirección (Ishtar Yasin) y a la mejor Fotografía (Mauro Herce).
Competencia Oficial Festival Internacional de Cine de Gramado, Brasil. Ganadora del premio a la Mejor Dirección de Arte (Alisarine Ducolomb