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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Julie Taymor

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Hayden Herrera (book), Clancy Sigal (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Salma Hayek ... Frida Kahlo
Mía Maestro ... Cristina Kahlo
Amelia Zapata Amelia Zapata ... Maid
Alejandro Usigli Alejandro Usigli ... Professor
Diego Luna ... Alejandro 'Alex'
Alfred Molina ... Diego Rivera
Lucia Bravo Lucia Bravo ... Auditorium Model
Valeria Golino ... Lupe Marín
Patricia Reyes Spíndola ... Matilde Kahlo (as Patricia Reyes Spindola)
Loló Navarro Loló Navarro ... Nanny (as Lolo Navarro)
Roger Rees ... Guillermo Kahlo
Fermín Martínez Fermín Martínez ... Painter on Bus (as Fermin Martinez)
Roberto Medina ... Dr. Farril
Ashley Judd ... Tina Modotti
Antonio Banderas ... David Alfaro Siqueiros
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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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Jennifer Lopez was very interested in playing the part of Frida Kahlo. See more »

Goofs

When Trotsky is viewing Frida's paintings the monkey on Frida's lap is eating grapes. When the monkey finishes eating it, someone off camera tosses another grape to the monkey. The monkey is focused on the person with the grape and catches it. See more »

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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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Carabina 30/30
Corrido tradicional
Performed by Poder del Norte
Poder del Norte appears courtesy of D DISA LATIN MUSIC
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art, communism and sex
12 April 2007 | by damienmuldoonSee all my reviews

I watched this film for the first time, last night,and, it is one of the most beautiful films I have ever seen. There are shades of "Surviving Picasso" about it. Yet, this movie transcends the Picasso film on a number of levels. Where "Surviving Picasso" is all about Anthony Hopkins masterful performance, "Frida" has a chemistry between its leading actors that you just don't see enough of in modern cinema. Yes, Salma Hayek inhabits the character of Frida and makes it entirely her own. But Alfred Molina's portrayal of her overweight, philandering husband really brings this movie to life. History is important to this movie also. Although removed from the turbulent events dominating European politics in the 1930s, Mexico embraces the ideology that will soon tear Europe apart and reflects that ideology in its art. Diego Rivera, as portrayed by Molina, is certainly a greater lover of women and painting than he is of political ideology, but the fact that he plays host to the exiled Trotsky shows that he is willing to put himself in harms way for the sake of his political principles. Trotsky is played charmingly by Geoffery Rush and his introduction to the story sends Diego and Frida's marriage to another level. This movie never fails to surprise you and if you have not seen it yet, you should.


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Mexico | USA | UK

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Release Date:

22 November 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Frida Kahlo See more »

Filming Locations:

Barrio del Alto, Puebla, Mexico See more »

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Budget:

$12,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$205,996, 27 October 2002

Gross USA:

$25,885,000

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$56,298,474
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