“I never paint dreams or nightmares. I paint my own reality” We might think we already know Frida Kahlo – the image of floral crowns, big brows and folk style clothing have made her a muse to generations – but what lies beneath the surface of this intensely passionate woman? This highly engaging film takes us on a journey through the life of one of the most prevalent female icons. Kahlo was a prolific self-portraitist, using the canvas as a mirror through all stages of her turbulent and, at times, tragic life. Guided by interview, commentary and the artist’s own words, Exhibition On Screen uncovers that this, however, was not a life defined by tragedy. Featuring key exhibitions and interviews with world-renowned Kahlo curators, this personal and intimate film explores the extraordinary symbolism and themes in these personal canvases to seek a deeper understanding of the real Frida. Displaying a treasure trove of colour and a feast of vibrancy on screen, it offers privileged access to her works and highlights the source of her feverish creativity, her resilience and her unmatched lust for life, men, women, politics and her cultural heritage.