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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Storyline

"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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Penelope Cruz was considered for the role of Frida. See more »

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Early in her New York trip Frida is watching 1933's King Kong. Later she is called home to tend to her dying mother. Several scenes later we see her at her mother's grave and it shows that she died in 1932, a year before King Kong was released. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Frida Kahlo: Careful, guys. This corpse is still breathing. Try to get me there in one piece.
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Referenced in Saturday Night Live: Salma Hayek/Christina Aguilera (2003) See more »

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La Llorona
Written by Luis Mars
Performed by Lila Downs
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A near miss
15 January 2004 | by gws-2See all my reviews

"Frida" is saved from mediocrity by the wonderful performances of Selma Hayek and Alfred Molina, and by its imaginative cinematography. Unfortunately, the underlying story of the love affair between the title character, Frida Kahlo, and her husband, Diego Rivera, tells an unpleasant tale of irresponsibility and betrayal. Nevertheless, Kahlo's art is cleverly used to tell her story and Hayek's and Molina's terrific performances manage to invest Kahlo and Rivera with an attractiveness I suspect they lacked in real life. This is a good although not a great film; recommended, 7 out of 10.


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Country:

Mexico | USA | UK

Language:

English | French | Russian

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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1.85 : 1
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