New Film: Felix de Rooy’s “Muhe Frida”

Curaçao-born artist and director Felix de Rooy recently presented his film Muhe Frida (2011) at the Aruba International Film Festival [also see previous post 2nd Annual ­Aruba International Film Festival].

On Monday evening (June 13, 2011) the Aruba International Film Festival organized an award night to honor the best film from the Caribbean Spotlight Series in the festival. The movies that participated had to be made by Caribbean producers or had to be about Caribbean issues. Muhe Frida was the winner.

Muhe Frida is a contemporary art film, which expresses 7 different alter egos of Frida Kahlo, revealing her strength, power and agonies. Each scenario represents a different concept, written and directed by Felix de Rooy. Alydia Wever portrays Frida Kahlo.

Felix de Rooy a filmmaker, visual artist, writer and theater-director. He obtained a Master’s of Fine Arts degree in film directing from New York University. He has lived in Curaçao, Surinam, and New York, and presently lives in the Netherlands, where he teaches film directing and film analysis at the Open Studio in Amsterdam. His well-known films include Ava and Gabriel and Almacita di Desolato.  

For original posts, see http://eneryvibes.wordpress.com/2011/06/12/this-weekend-muhe-frida-the-aruba-international-film-festival-2011/ and http://arubaherald.com/entertainment/177-qmuhe-fridaq-wins-caribbean-spotlight-series.html

For a full review (in Dutch), see http://amigoe.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=7871:in-de-ban-van-frida-kahlo&catid=117:artikelen-entertainment&Itemid=218

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