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 ...
Nanny (as Lolo Navarro)
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Fermín Martínez ...
Painter on Bus (as Fermin Martinez)
Amelia Zapata ...
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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) (25 October 2002)

Gross:

$25,776,062 (USA) (18 April 2003)
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Trivia

In the movie, when Frida Kahlo first meets Diego Rivera as a young girl, she is spying on him flirting with a nude model; Rivera tells the model that he could eat her wrapped in tortilla. This is actually a reference to Rivera's real-life autobiography where he describes practicing cannibalism on female cadavers in 1904. See more »

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In the movie when Frida loses the baby it is after Diego had painted the Detroit mural, and they are already in New York. But, in fact Frida lost the baby when Diego just started painting the Detroit mural in 1932. She lost the baby at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit. Also, there is a scene that shows her painting "Henry Ford Hospital" and shows the finished painting without the words on the frame of the bed. 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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Connections

Referenced in From Prada to Nada (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

Alcoba Azul (Tango)
(2002)
Music by Elliot Goldenthal
Lyrics by Hernán Bravo Varela
Performed by Lila Downs
Published by Mrx Music
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Unsugarcoated, mostly accurate biopic of the tortured woman artist.
15 June 2003 | by (az) – See all my reviews

`Frida' documents the life of Frida Kahlo, from the age of 18 to the time of her death caused from a multitude of illnesses and injury she faced during her life.

Although Kahlo may be more attributable to her surreal paintings and dramatic marriage to more popular painter Diego Rivera, the movie focuses on the sex lives and deeply held socialist beliefs of the couple. In the film Rivera loses a sale to John Rockefeller (Edward Norton) with a depiction of Lenin in a mural. The couple even gave refuge to Leon Trotsky (Geoffrey Rush) after having been exiled from Russia/Europe. One would like to get a better insight on Kahlo's childhood, as well as her artwork more than anything else, but truly fine cinematography/set design and a festive score make up for that insufficiency.


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