"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
Frida and Leon climb the Pyramid of the Moon at Teotihuacan, about 25 miles from Mexico City. Some of the people in the distance are actual tourists because the filmmakers were not allowed to close the site for filming. Production began early in the day to avoid crowding. See more »
One scene shows people on the streets singing revolutionary songs. The song chosen is "el pueblo unido jamas sera vencido". This song was composed around 1973 by Chilean composer Sergio Ortega. See more »
Careful, guys. This corpse is still breathing. Try to get me there in one piece.
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Written by Luis Mars
Performed by Chavela Vargas See more »
Salma Hayek RULES
This is a very well-realized film, and the most inspired thing about it is the casting of Salma Hayek in the title role.
After displaying amazing star quality in Desperado, Hayek has been sadly under-used by the film world - until this magnificent and passionate performance, which will surely get her an Oscar nomination if there's any hope for Hollywood at all. Proving herself capable of enormous range and blazingly intense depth, Hayek's Frida is a genuine flesh-and-blood individual who refuses to live life on the sidelines (as women were 'supposed' to do in those days). She was an artist in every sense of the word - taking and owning all that life gave her and transforming it into unflinching portraits of her soul. Supremely inspiring and deeply felt.
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