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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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Paul Leduc (as Paul Leduc Rosenzweig)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ofelia Medina ... Frida Kahlo
Juan José Gurrola Juan José Gurrola ... Diego Rivera
Max Kerlow ... Leon Trotsky
Claudio Brook ... Guillermo Kahlo
Salvador Sánchez ... David Alfaro Siqueiros
Cecilia Toussaint ... Frida's Sister
Ziwta Kerlow Ziwta Kerlow ... Trotsky's Wife
Valentina Leduc Navarro Valentina Leduc Navarro ... Young Frida
Lolita Cortés Lolita Cortés ... Sister of young Frida
Gina Morett ... Nurse
Margarita Sanz ... Friend
Juan Ángel Martínez Juan Ángel Martínez ... Wood worker
François Lartigue François Lartigue ... Photographer
Odiseo Bichir ... Young sandinista
Bruno Bichir ... 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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Biography | Drama

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Country:

Mexico

Language:

Spanish | Russian | French | German

Release Date:

17 February 1988 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Frida Still Life See more »

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Production Co:

Clasa Films Mundiales See more »
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Dolby

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Color
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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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Peter and the Wolf
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Frida
8 May 2000 | by skisses27See all my reviews

Frida is the story of a woman who has an obsession with the physical image of herself. During the course of the movie she suffers from a profound identity crisis. The viewer will immediately notice the lack of dialogue in this film. The absence of dialogue represents the fact that communication for Frida is visual, not verbal. Her works of art speak for her as she communicates her pain and suffering through her paintings. Frida Kahlo's obsession with her physical abnormalities drives her to paint herself disfigured and in pain and directly reflects her personal suffering. The viewer realizes that art is life for Frida. Art was the way in which she communicated but unfortunately, the public does not seem to get a firm understanding of her pain nor the manner in which she expressed herself.


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