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Frida Still Life (1983)

Frida, naturaleza viva (original title)
The most prominent female painter of Latin America, Frida Kahlo, is agonizing in her Coyoacán home. She evokes memories of her childhood, of the streetcar accident that caused her terrible ... See full summary »

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Juan José Gurrola ...
Max Kerlow ...
Claudio Brook ...
Salvador Sánchez ...
Cecilia Toussaint ...
Frida's Sister
Ziwta Kerlow ...
Trotsky's Wife
Valentina Leduc Navarro ...
Young Frida
Lolita Cortés ...
Sister of young Frida
Gina Morett ...
Nurse
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Friend
Juan Ángel Martínez ...
Wood worker
François Lartigue ...
Photographer
Odiseo Bichir ...
Young sandinista
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Young Sandinista
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The most prominent female painter of Latin America, Frida Kahlo, is agonizing in her Coyoacán home. She evokes memories of her childhood, of the streetcar accident that caused her terrible pain and affliction, her friendship with Trotsky and painter Alfaro Siqueiros, her marriage to Diego Rivera, her miscarriage, her political commitment, her love affairs and the anticipated exhibition of her works. Written by Edgar Soberon-Torchia <cimas@sinfo.net>

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Frida Still Life  »

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In the scene in which the man is giving a puppet show, he whistles the theme from Prokofiev's Peter and the Wolf. This scene would have taken place in the '20s. The Prokofiev wasn't written until 1936. See more »

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Version of Frida (2002) See more »

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Tuonelan joutsen (The Swan of Tuonela)
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Frida
17 April 2000 | by (Illinois, U.S.A.) – See all my reviews

After watching Frida for my Spanish class, I learned a lot about the history of Frida and what exactly her trade mark meant. The movie displays the life of Frida and what she meant to the Mexican culture. Through her artwork, her life with her husband and her illness is all portrayed. The time period was during the depression and world wars. A lot of her life during the movie is seen through a mirror signifying her life was shattered in the end. A lot of Mexican culture is shown through her husband, Diego, as well as Frida. The lady who plays Frida in the movie looks exactly like the original and does an awesome job being Frida. This movie has a lot to offer. It demonstrates the Mexican history, culture, and life of others during this time period. I would recommend using this film to teach students about Frida as well as the culture and history of Mexico.


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