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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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Storyline

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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Spanish | Russian | French | German

Release Date:

17 February 1988 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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 »

Connections

Version of Frida (2002) See more »

Soundtracks

Mon coeur s'ouvre à ta voix
from SAMSON ET DALILA
Composed by Camille Saint-Saëns
Libretto by Ferdinand Lemair
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Frida was an excellent movie to watch and learn from.
4 May 2000 | by adelatSee all my reviews

Frida was an excellent movie to watch. I think many viewers interesting in watching a historical film would be pleased with this film because it has great way of showing different images that represented her life. This movie also recaptures and displays the life of a woman named Frida Kahlo. Frida played the role of a strong and independent individual who displayed her life through art. Throughout her life she suffers from a profound identity crisis. She suffered from severe health conditions to conflicts with her marriage(Diego Rivera). Her life was nothing but sorrow. Therefore, she had loved to display her pain and suffrage in most of her paintings. Her style in art is what made the movie so intense. Even though, the movie did not consist of much dialogue, each image in the movie had a great impact on the significance of her life.


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