We’re just a few weeks away from the official release of Frida, the 2013 Swedish film about a woman who decides to kill herself, and while it won’t hit theaters until August 25, we can finally preview some of the film’s most jaw-dropping shots and scenes.
First off, let’s take a look at the movie’s most striking visual effects, including the “dazzling” lighting effects.
First up, the iconic shot of Fridjónsdóttir, Frida’s boyfriend, standing on a balcony, his hair flying in the wind.
This shot is the centerpiece of the movie, and the most striking because it really sets the tone for the rest of the action.
The first shot is particularly impressive.
We get a full-length shot of the balcony, which is exactly what you’d expect from the movie: a huge, circular structure.
But what’s especially striking about this shot is that the camera is actually panning toward the camera, and we can actually see a man in the background as he sits in front of the camera.
It’s a nice visual cue, but the film also has a few other shots that aren’t quite so impressive.
One is a short scene from Frida in which a police officer approaches the balcony from the opposite side.
Another is a shot of a car as Frida drives away from her apartment, with the windows rolled up.
Finally, we have one of the most disturbing scenes from the film: The camera pulls up on the woman, and as she’s leaning against a wall, a man is standing in the distance.
As the camera zooms in, the man’s face is obscured by a pair of sunglasses.
What this guy is doing is almost too terrifying to even describe, so we’ll stop here.
However, if you look closely at the above shot, you can see that the guy is holding a gun.
You see, the guy has the gun pointed directly at Frida.
Here’s what the man looks like:The camera then zooms out, and reveals the face of the woman standing on the balcony:What’s more, the gun is still pointed directly toward Frida and her boyfriend.
Frida is holding her boyfriend’s gun as she watches her boyfriend kill himself.
Even more chilling is that Frida also has the camera set on her head as she stares at him, so she knows exactly where the gun will be pointed.
While this is certainly not a scene you’d want to see on a film about suicide, it’s a very chilling scene.
And just to make things even more chilling, we see a few more of Fridas facial expressions as she looks on as the man walks by.
And then, of course, we get this shot:And finally, the scene in which the two women are on a rooftop, and Frida decides to take her own life.
If you’ve ever seen Frida before, you’ll recognize the scene from the opening credits, where Frida turns on the lights and sets out to kill her boyfriend, despite her best efforts.
There’s even a short promo video for the movie showing off a scene in a darkened, dark alley where Fridja and her girlfriend are hanging out.
Fridja: The movie is officially ready to release online in August.
Check out the trailer above, and check out some of our other previews here.
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