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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

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Release Date:

17 February 1988 (USA) See more »

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Frida Still Life See more »

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Clasa Films Mundiales See more »
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Dolby

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Color
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Goofs

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
Composed by Sergei Prokofiev
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Frida: a window into the artist's soul
20 April 2007 | by nanerssonneSee all my reviews

I bought this one while I was in Mexico, still trying to calm down the excitement over seeing Frida's house. I wouldn't compare it to the Hollywood version of Frida because, while both of them are excellent, Naturaleza viva adds something very authentic, very very Frida-like to the story. I agree, this movie is probably not for those not familiar with Frida's biography or the political events that took place during her lifetime. My favorite part was definitely the producer's ability to capture Frida's pain - the driving force of her entire existence. Ofelia Medina portrays Frida the way she was. Bold, unbreakable and, probably, somewhat insane. Like all artists. The movie is less dramatic than its Hollywood counterpart, but it succeeds in immortalizing Frida's personality. There's no need for a better-developed plot because, really, this film is about Frida the thinker, the artist, the lover. It's a window into her mind.


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