DIRECTOR & SCRIPT
Maria De Medeiros, Ishtar Yasin, Grettel Méndez and Diana Lein
COSTA RICA, MÉXICO
TUESDAY 5 NOVEMBER 2019 AT 18:00
Dos Fridas is inspired by the relationship between Mexican painter Frida Kahlo and her Costa Rican nurse Judith Ferreto – Judith cared for Frida during the final years of her life. In her memories, Frida was cared for by Judith in her Blue house in México. As a mirror, Judith was cared for by a woman in Costa Rica. In Judith's inner world, reveries, myths, imagination and reality intertwine.
Director's first feature film
Ishtar Yasin Gutiérrez has been producing creative documentaries and feature films since 1998. Ishtar studied in the Cinema Institute of Moscow VGIK (1985-1991) and did a residence in the Centre d'Écriture Cinématographique in the Moulin d’Andé, France (2004-2005). She founded Astarté Films in San José, Costa Rica, in 1998, where she works as a scriptwriter and director. Ishtar’s first feature film “El Camino” premiered at Forum, Berlin International Film Festival 2008. “El Camino” then screened in 30 international film festivals (including Tallinn Black Nights IFF, Guadalajara IFF, Vancouver IFF, Sao Paolo IFF, Nantes 3 Continents, Mar de Plata IFF) and won 15 international awards (including Special Jury Prize at the Fribourg IFF, Fipresci Prize at the Guadalajara IFF, Rail D'Oc Award at Rencontres Cinéma d'Amérique Latine de Toulouse, France Best Latin American Film Award Santiago International Film Festival SANFIC, Chile and Tato Miller Prize at Mar del Plata IFF). Ishtar started to develop her second feature film Two Fridas in 2011.