Tina was the most important photographer of the twenties in Mexico. Born in Udine, Italy, at age 16 emigrated to America. There she worked as a model and actress, but when renowned photographer Edward Weston chose Mexico as his home, she learned the trade and made her photographic work.
A fierce icon of the Mexican Renaissance, the revolutionary photographer and activist Tina Modotti is the subject of this impassioned documentary portrait. A good companion to Laura Mulvey’s essay film Frida Kahlo and Tina Modotti, the film tantalizingly explores the nexus of art and activism.
Guy Maddin, 2007, Canada
Alain Resnais, 1956, France
Dziga Vertov, 1929, Soviet Union
Chris Marker, 1983, France
Jia Zhangke, 2008, China
Stephen Kijak, 2006, United Kingdom
Steven Sebring, 2008, United States
Stuart Samuels, 2005, Canada
Agnès Varda, 2008, France
Jonathan Caouette, 2003, United States