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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Alejandro Usigli ...
Professor
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Loló Navarro ...
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Fermín Martínez ...
Painter on Bus (as Fermin Martinez)
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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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22 November 2002 (USA)  »

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Budget:

$12,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$205,996 (USA) (27 October 2002)

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$25,885,000 (USA)
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Edward Norton did an uncredited rewrite of the script. See more »

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When Frida is in the tub with the Empire State Building visions, you can see a towel or wrap covering her chest. 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 Samba in Mettmann (2004) See more »

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Paloma Negra
Written by Tomás Méndez
Performed by Chavela Vargas
Published by PHAM
Courtesy of BMG México
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¡Viva Frida!
26 November 2002 | by (San Francisco, California) – See all my reviews

"Frida" is a beautifully done biopic about Mexican artist and icon Frida Kahlo. Salma Hayek plays this role very well. She exhibits all the passion that goes into being an artist, especially when playing off Alfred Molina, who plays Diego Rivera, husband of Frida Kahlo, and a famous Mexican artist in his own right. What really impressed me was the artistic references in the movie. I loved seeing the paintings coming to life! I also liked the surreal animated sequences, particularly the hospital nightmare, populated with Day of the Dead-style skeletons. Few movies have ever made me regard them as a work of art. "Frida" is definitely one of them!


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