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Frida (2002)

R  |   |  Biography, Drama, Romance  |  22 November 2002 (USA)
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A biography of artist Frida Kahlo, who channeled the pain of a crippling injury and her tempestuous marriage into her work.

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Cristina Kahlo (as Mia Maestro)
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Loló Navarro ...
Nanny (as Lolo Navarro)
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Painter on Bus (as Fermin Martinez)
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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 Anonymous

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Rated R for sexuality/nudity and language | See all certifications »

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Budget:

$12,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$205,996 (USA) (25 October 2002)

Gross:

$14,164,253 (Europe) (23 May 2003)
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[first lines]
Frida Kahlo: Careful, guys. This corpse is still breathing. Try to get me there in one piece.
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C'est lui
(1934)
Performed by Josephine Baker
Written by Roger Bernstein
Composed by Georges Van Parys
Published worldwide by Editions Salabert © 1934
Courtesy of Arkadia Chansons
By Arrangement with Position Soundtrack Services
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A nice looking gossip column
7 April 2003 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This film could pass as a made-for-network-TV biopic of Frida Kahlo. Underneath all the pretty imagery, there's very little there. It looks nice

  • the film displays some well done imagery, just like Julie Tamor's other


film, "Titus". Unfortunately, the imagery doesn't support any meaningful expression. The characters in this story are paper thin. The film provides no insight into their politics, relationships, or why they "must" paint.

When Rivera has his famous confrontation with Nelson Rockefeller, he declares that he "must stand by his principles." Up to that point, the film has never introduced us to any of Rivera's principles, or whether he had any principles at all.

There is a lot of reference to Frida Kahlo's pain after the trolley accident, but no insight into how this may have influenced her life and art. In fact Selma Hayek rarely shows Kahlo as being in pain at all, unless it's convenient to the story line.

This movie felt like the film makers expected us to be impressed by all of the already well-known details of Frida Kahlo's life: her accident, her relationship with Rivera, her art, her various affairs with Leon Trotsky, and others. So what? Without any insight into why these events are important, there is little to this film other than gossip.


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