In 1929 French Indochina, a French teenage girl embarks on a reckless and forbidden romance with a wealthy, older Chinese man, each knowing that knowledge of their affair will bring drastic consequences to each other.
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"Frida" chronicles the life Frida Kahlo shared unflinchingly and openly with Diego Rivera, as the young couple took the art world by storm. From her complex and enduring relationship with her mentor and husband to her illicit and controversial affair with Leon Trotsky, to her provocative and romantic entanglements with women, Frida Kahlo lived a bold and uncompromising life as a political, artistic, and sexual revolutionary. Written by
In the movie, when Frida Kahlo first meets Diego Rivera as a young girl, she is spying on him flirting with a nude model; Rivera tells the model that he could eat her wrapped in tortilla. This is actually a reference to Rivera's real-life autobiography where he describes practicing cannibalism on female cadavers in 1904. See more »
In the opening sequence, Frida is lying in her bed, which has been loaded onto a truck which is driving through Mexico City. She is staring directly upward at the mirror mounted on the underside of the canopy over her bed. In a close-up of her face, we can see her earrings dangling. But they are not dangling toward the ground, but rather toward her feet, indicating that she was upright for the closeup, not lying in bed. See more »
Careful, guys. This corpse is still breathing. Try to get me there in one piece.
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Splendid movie about two excellent Mexicans painters and their troublesome relationship
The movie deals upon the biography of Frida Kalho (Salma Hayek) who after a terrible accident with a trolley causes herself a crippling injury , then she gets away from her parents(Roger Rees and Patricia Spinola)to live on the paintings. She falls in love with famed muralist Diego Rivera(Alfred Molina)who bears a separated marriage(to Valeria Golino).Frida is wedded to Diego and the troubles come out.
The yarn relies heavily upon their tempestuous marriage, because the different artistic temperaments burst creating a stormy relation. The picture is correctly based on historic deeds. Thus, appears Leon Trosky- who has romance to Frida-, but he's murdered with a hatchet by Ramon Mercader and then is framed Diego Rivera, though later is absolved. Besides,there are several famous people : Siqueiros(Antonio Banderas),Nelson Rockefeller(Edward Norton)Leon Trosky(Geoffrey Rush) and others very secondaries as Andre Breton ,Josephine Baker. Frida is specially known by her mustachioed and one-brow paintings and Rivera by his impressive murals and one was ordered to break by Nelson Rockefeller but reflected to famous communists on the ¨Rockefeller Center¨. The film is perfectly directed by Julie Taymor and magnificent cinematography by Rodrigo Prieto as when imaginatively brings to life the scenes on the Kalho's paintings, where the color is glimmer and spellbound . The motion picture attained success and achieved enough box office, obtaining two Oscars for the awesome Music Score (Elliot Goldenthal)and Make-up. Rating: Above average .Well Worth watching.
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