Frida (2002)

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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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  • Carla Gugino at an event for Frida (2002)
  • Salma Hayek and Alfred Molina in Frida (2002)

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12 April 2007 | damienmuldoon
8
| art, communism and sex
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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Release Date:

22 November 2002

Language

English, French, Russian


Country of Origin

Mexico, USA, UK

Filming Locations

Barrio del Alto, Puebla, Mexico

Box Office

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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