Frida Kahlo's Corset
by Liz Crow

Image dressed as Frida Kahlo with flowers in her hair putting earings on


  • 1Still from Frida Kahlo's Corset
  • 2Production image from Frida Kahlo's Corset

Still from Frida Kahlo's Corset


Frida Kahlo's Corset is a short experimental drama that refutes the picture of Kahlo's life as one of tragedy and suffering.

The film is a short experimental drama that follows a journey of transformation by the Mexican painter Frida Kahlo (1907-1954) who wore a series of orthopaedic corsets because of impairment. The film draws on Kahlo's own words and characteristically bold painting style.


Year 2000
Original format
Screening format
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Colour / B&W Colour
Screens 1


Funded by Picture This Moving Image, South West Arts, Transitions, Bridging the Gap and HTV West.

Screening history:

Tate Modern, London, UK
(part of film programme accompanying Frida Kahlo exhibition)

Broadcast on Sky and HTV.

2003 Arnolfini, Bristol, UK
(shown as short prior to the screening of the feature film Frida)

International film festivals including • Brief Encounters short film festival, Watershed, Bristol; Projections International Disability Film Festival, Toronto; Herland Festival, Canada; Above & Beyond international disability arts festival; Bird's Eye View Film Festival; DaDa Fest, Liverpool.


Moscow International Disability Film Festival award

Picture This Festival (Canada): Honourable mention

Disability Film Festival (London) Best of the Fest

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Liz Crow

Liz Crow is a writer-director working with film, audio and text. Interested in drama, life stories and experimental work, she is drawn to the