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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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Gracie
Loló 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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Release Date:

20 November 2002 (Mexico)  »

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Frida Kahlo  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$12,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$453,103 (France) (18 April 2003)

Gross:

$14,164,253 (Europe) (23 May 2003)
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Laura San Giacomo was originally set to play Frida Kahlo but was dropped when fans objected to a non-Mexican playing the role of Frida. See more »

Goofs

Early in her New York trip Frida is watching 1933's King Kong (1933). Later she is called home to tend to her dying mother. Several scenes later we see her at her mother's grave and it shows that she died in 1932, a year before King Kong was released. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Frida Kahlo: Careful, guys. This corpse is still breathing. Try to get me there in one piece.
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Connections

References Goya in Bordeaux (1999) See more »

Soundtracks

Alcoba Azul (Tango)
(2002)
Music by Elliot Goldenthal
Lyrics by Hernán Bravo Varela
Performed by Lila Downs
Published by Mrx Music
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A near miss
15 January 2004 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

"Frida" is saved from mediocrity by the wonderful performances of Selma Hayek and Alfred Molina, and by its imaginative cinematography. Unfortunately, the underlying story of the love affair between the title character, Frida Kahlo, and her husband, Diego Rivera, tells an unpleasant tale of irresponsibility and betrayal. Nevertheless, Kahlo's art is cleverly used to tell her story and Hayek's and Molina's terrific performances manage to invest Kahlo and Rivera with an attractiveness I suspect they lacked in real life. This is a good although not a great film; recommended, 7 out of 10.


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