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Frida

Frida promotional film poster
Directed by Julie Taymor
Produced by Sarah Green,
Salma Hayek,
Jay Polstein
Written by Clancy Sigal
Diane Lake
Gregory Nava
Anna Thomas
(based on the book by Hayden Herrera)
Starring Salma Hayek
Alfred Molina
Antonio Banderas
Valeria Golino
Ashley Judd
Mía Maestro
Edward Norton
Geoffrey Rush
Music by Elliot Goldenthal
Cinematography Rodrigo Prieto
Editing by Françoise Bonnot
Distributed by Miramax Films
Release date(s) August 29, 2002
Running time 123 min.
Language English
Budget ~ $12,000,000
IMDb profile

Frida is a 2002 Academy Award-winning film which depicts the life of the surrealist painter Frida Kahlo and portrays the tortured personal life of this Mexican artist. It stars Salma Hayek as Frida Kahlo and Alfred Molina as Diego Rivera. Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 413 × 600 pixels Full resolution (520 × 755 pixel, file size: 88 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) This image is of a poster, and the copyright for it is most likely owned by either the publisher or the creator of the work... Julie Taymor (born December 15, 1952) is a critically acclaimed, Tony Award-winning American director on Broadway and in film: she is known for her visual flair and brilliantly colorful costuming choices. ... Sarah Green (1981- ) is an American journalist and writer. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... Clancy Sigal is a screenwriter. ... Gregory Nava publicity photo Gregory Nava, a third generation Mexican-American (born April 10, 1949 in San Diego, California) is a film director, producer and screenplay writer, of Mexican and Basque heritage. ... Anna Thomas is a producer and screenplay writer. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... Alfred Molina (born May 24, 1953) is an English actor of both the stage and screen. ... José Antonio Domínguez Banderas (born August 10, 1960), better known as Antonio Banderas, is a Spanish film actor and singer who has starred in several high-profile Hollywood films including Ballistic: Ecks vs. ... Valeria Golino (October 22, 1966) is an Italian film and television actress. ... Ashley Judd (born Ashley Tyler Ciminella on April 19, 1968) is an American actress. ... Mía Maestro, born June 19, 1978 in Buenos Aires, Argentina, is an Argentinian actress and a trained classical music vocalist, which she learned in Berlin, Germany at age 18. ... Edward Harrison Norton[1] (born August 18, 1969) is a two-time Academy Award-nominated, Golden Globe-winning American film actor and director. ... Geoffrey Roy Rush (born 6 July 1951) is an Academy Award- and Emmy Award-winning Australian actor. ... Elliot Goldenthal, born on May 2, 1954, in Brooklyn, New York City, is an American composer of contemporary music and has written works for concert hall, theater, dance and film. ... Rodrigo Prieto (born November, 1965 in Mexico City, Mexico) is a Mexican-American cinematographer. ... Miramax Films is a film production and distribution brand that was a Big Ten film motion picture distribution and production company headquartered in New York City before being bought out by The Walt Disney Company. ... is the 241st day of the year (242nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also see: 2002 (number). ... Look up Frida in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... This is a list of film-related events in 2002. ... Although he never won an Oscar for any of his movie performances, the comedian Bob Hope received two honorary Oscars for his contributions to cinema. ... “Moving picture” redirects here. ... Frida Kahlo (July 6, 1907 – July 13, 1954) was a Mexican painter who depicted the indigenous culture of her country in a style combining Realism, Symbolism and Surrealism. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... Alfred Molina (born May 24, 1953) is an English actor of both the stage and screen. ... Diego Rivera (December 8, 1886 – November 24, 1957), (full name Diego María de la Concepción Juan Nepomuceno Estanislao de la Rivera y Barrientos Acosta y Rodríguez) was a Mexican painter and muralist born in Guanajuato City, Guanajuato. ...


The movie was adapted by Clancy Sigal, Diane Lake, Gregory Nava, Anna Thomas and Edward Norton (uncredited) from the book Frida: A Biography of Frida Kahlo by Hayden Herrera. It was directed by Julie Taymor and the original music score was composed by Elliot Goldenthal. Clancy Sigal is a screenwriter. ... Gregory Nava publicity photo Gregory Nava, a third generation Mexican-American (born April 10, 1949 in San Diego, California) is a film director, producer and screenplay writer, of Mexican and Basque heritage. ... Anna Thomas is a producer and screenplay writer. ... Edward Harrison Norton[1] (born August 18, 1969) is a two-time Academy Award-nominated, Golden Globe-winning American film actor and director. ... Frida: A Biography of Frida Kahlo (Harpercollins, 1983, ISBN 0-06-011843-1) is a book by Hayden Herrera about the life of Mexican artist Frida Kahlo, her art, and her relationship with muralist Diego Rivera. ... Julie Taymor (born December 15, 1952) is a critically acclaimed, Tony Award-winning American director on Broadway and in film: she is known for her visual flair and brilliantly colorful costuming choices. ... Elliot Goldenthal, born on May 2, 1954, in Brooklyn, New York City, is an American composer of contemporary music and has written works for concert hall, theater, dance and film. ...

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Plot

The traumatic accident Frida had at the age of 18 when a car trolley collided with a bus is depicted in Frida. She is impaled by a metal pole and the injuries sustained plague her for the rest of her life. Her father brings her a canvas upon which to start painting while she is bedridden. Throughout the film a scene starts as a painting, then slowly dissolves into a live-action scene with actors. The relationship between Frida's suffering and her art is explored. In film and video, live action refers to works that are acted out by human actors, as opposed to animation. ...


Frida also details the artist's relationship with the muralist Diego Rivera, especially her anger at his infidelity and her continuing love for him despite this. When Diego proposes to Frida she tells him she expects from him loyalty if not fidelity. Diego's appraisal of her painting ability is one of the reasons that she continues to paint. Diego Rivera (December 8, 1886 – November 24, 1957), (full name Diego María de la Concepción Juan Nepomuceno Estanislao de la Rivera y Barrientos Acosta y Rodríguez) was a Mexican painter and muralist born in Guanajuato City, Guanajuato. ...


The two travel to New York City so that Diego may paint the mural Man at the Crossroads at the Rockefeller Center. While in the United States Kahlo suffers a miscarriage and her mother dies in Mexico. Diego refuses to compromise his communist vision of the work to the needs of the capitalist patron, Nelson Rockefeller. As a result the mural is destroyed. The pair return to Mexico, with Rivera the more reluctant of the two. New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Lower Plaza at Rockefeller Center. ... This article is about communism as a form of society and as a political movement. ... In economics, a capitalist is someone who owns capital, presumably within the economic system of capitalism. ... Nelson Aldrich Rockefeller (July 8, 1908 – January 26, 1979) was an American Vice President, governor of New York State, philanthropist and businessman. ...


Frida's sister Cristina moves in with the two at their San Ángel studio home to work as Diego's assistant. Soon after Frida discovers both Cristina and Diego are having sexual trysts. Frida leaves Diego, drinks excessively and sells paintings to sustain herself. Diego and Frida reunite when he asks her to welcome and house Leon Trotsky who has been granted political asylum in Mexico. Frida and Trotsky begin an affair which forces the married Trotsky to leave the safety of her Coyoacan home. The traditional neighborhood of San Angel lies to the southeast of Mexico City. ...   (Russian: Лeв Давидович Трóцкий, Lev Davidovich Trotsky, also transliterated Leo, Lyev, Trotskii, Trotski, Trotskij, Trockij and Trotzky) (November 7 [O.S. October 26] 1879 – August 21, 1940), born Lev Davidovich Bronstein (), was a Ukrainian-born Bolshevik revolutionary and Marxist theorist. ... Power lines leading to a trash dump hover just overhead in El Carpio, a Nicaraguan refugee camp in Costa Rica Under international law, a refugee is a person who is outside his/her country of nationality or habitual residence; has a well-founded fear of persecution because of his/her... Categories: Stub | Mexico City delegacions ...


Frida leaves for Paris after Diego realizes she was unfaithful to him with Trotsky. When she returns to Mexico he asks for her divorce and Trotsky is assassinated. Diego is temporarily a suspect and Frida is incarcarated in his place when he is not found. Diego helps get her released. City flag City coat of arms Motto: Fluctuat nec mergitur (Latin: Tossed by the waves, she does not sink) The Eiffel Tower in Paris, as seen from the esplanade du Trocadéro. ...


Frida has her toes removed when they grow gangrene. Diego asks her to remarry him and she agrees. Her health worsens including the amputation of a leg and she ultimately dies after finally having a solo exhibition of her paintings in Mexico. Gangrene is necrosis and subsequent decay of body tissues caused by infection or thrombosis or lack of blood flow. ... A solo exhibition (sometimes called a one-man or one-woman exhibition) is, in visual art, photography or the like, a display in a gallery, museum or other venue of the works of only one artist. ...


Allusions

  • The passengers on the trolley Frida Kahlo rides and that crashes with a bus are based on subjects in the painter's 1929 portrait, The Bus.
  • The Brothers Quay-created stop motion animation sequence depicting the initial stages of Frida's recovery at the hospital after the trolley accident are inspired by Day of the Dead.
  • The gown Valeria Golino wears at Frida's 1953 Mexican solo art exhibition is a replica of the dress her character Lupe Marín wore in Diego Rivera's 1938 portrait of her.

Year 1929 (MCMXXIX) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Stephen and Timothy Quay (born 17 June 1947 in Norristown, Pennsylvania), identical twin brothers better known as the Brothers Quay or Quay Brothers , are influential stop-motion animators. ... Stop motion is an animation technique which makes things that are static appear to be moving. ... “Dia De Los Muertos” redirects here. ... Valeria Golino (October 22, 1966) is an Italian film and television actress. ... Year 1953 (MCMLIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Year 1938 (MCMXXXVIII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will take you to calendar). ...

Accuracy

  • In the film the nude woman Diego Rivera is painting in the mural Creation was in actuality posed for by his wife Lupe Marín and not the unknown auditorium model as depicted. In the film when Marín confronts Diego about his infidelities said model is present.
  • As portrayed in the film Diego painted the mural An Abundant Earth after marrying Frida Kahlo. In actuality he completed this while still married to his previous wife, Marín. The nude woman he used as a subject in one of the panels in the mural was Tina Modotti and not an unknown model he has an affair with as also portrayed in the film.
  • In the film Frida miscarries in New York City when in reality this took place in Detroit.

Tina Modotti in the 1920 film, Tina Modotti (August 16 (or 17) 1896 – January 5, 1942), was born Assunta Adelaide Luigia Modotti Mondini in Udine, Italy. ... Motto: Speramus Meliora; Resurget Cineribus (We Hope For Better Things; It Shall Rise From the Ashes - this motto was adopted after the disastrous 1805 fire that devastated the city) Nickname: The Motor City and Motown Location in Wayne County, Michigan Founded Incorporated July 24, 1701 1815  County Wayne County Mayor...

Cast

Also includes performances and appearances by Mexican singer/musician Lila Downs. This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... Frida Kahlo (July 6, 1907 – July 13, 1954) was a Mexican painter who depicted the indigenous culture of her country in a style combining Realism, Symbolism and Surrealism. ... Alfred Molina (born May 24, 1953) is an English actor of both the stage and screen. ... Diego Rivera (December 8, 1886 – November 24, 1957), (full name Diego María de la Concepción Juan Nepomuceno Estanislao de la Rivera y Barrientos Acosta y Rodríguez) was a Mexican painter and muralist born in Guanajuato City, Guanajuato. ... Geoffrey Roy Rush (born 6 July 1951) is an Academy Award- and Emmy Award-winning Australian actor. ...   (Russian: Лeв Давидович Трóцкий, Lev Davidovich Trotsky, also transliterated Leo, Lyev, Trotskii, Trotski, Trotskij, Trockij and Trotzky) (November 7 [O.S. October 26] 1879 – August 21, 1940), born Lev Davidovich Bronstein (), was a Ukrainian-born Bolshevik revolutionary and Marxist theorist. ... Mía Maestro, born June 19, 1978 in Buenos Aires, Argentina, is an Argentinian actress and a trained classical music vocalist, which she learned in Berlin, Germany at age 18. ... Ashley Judd (born Ashley Tyler Ciminella on April 19, 1968) is an American actress. ... Tina Modotti in the 1920 film, Tina Modotti (August 16 (or 17) 1896 – January 5, 1942), was born Assunta Adelaide Luigia Modotti Mondini in Udine, Italy. ... José Antonio Domínguez Banderas (born August 10, 1960), better known as Antonio Banderas, is a Spanish film actor and singer who has starred in several high-profile Hollywood films including Ballistic: Ecks vs. ... David Alfaro Siquerios (December 29, 1896 in Camargo, Chihuahua, Mexico - January 6, 1974 in Cuernavaca, Morelos, Mexico) was a painter and muralist known for his social realism work. ... Edward Harrison Norton[1] (born August 18, 1969) is a two-time Academy Award-nominated, Golden Globe-winning American film actor and director. ... Nelson Aldrich Rockefeller (July 8, 1908 – January 26, 1979) was an American Vice President, governor of New York State, philanthropist and businessman. ... Diego Luna (born Diego Luna Alexander on December 29, 1979) is a gay Mexican actor. ... Patricia Verónica Núñez Reyes Spíndola (11 July 1953, Oaxaca) is a Mexican actress, director and producer in films, TV series and theatre plays. ... Roger Rees Roger Rees (born on May 4, 1944) is a British-American actor. ... Guillermo Kahlo (1871–1941) was a Mexican photographer and father of the (more famous) artist Frida Kahlo, who painted his portrait. ... Valeria Golino (October 22, 1966) is an Italian film and television actress. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Jean van Heijenoort (prounounced highenort) (July 23, 1912, Creil France - March 29, 1986, Mexico City) was a pioneer historian of mathematical logic. ...


Honors

Award Category Recipient Result
Academy Awards Best Actress in a Leading Role Salma Hayek Nominated
Best Art Direction-Set Decoration Felipe Fernández del Paso, Hania Robledo Nominated
Best Costume Design Julie Weiss Nominated
Best Makeup John E. Jackson, Beatriz De Alba Won
Best Original Music Score Elliot Goldenthal Won
Best Original Song Julie Taymor, Elliot Goldenthal Nominated
Golden Globes Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama Salma Hayek Nominated
Best Original Music Score - Motion Picture Elliot Goldenthal Won
BAFTA Awards Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role Salma Hayek Nominated
Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role Alfred Molina Nominated
Best Costume Design Julie Weiss Nominated
Best Make Up/Hair Judy Chin, Beatriz De Alba, John E. Jackson, Regina Reyes Won
Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role Salma Hayek Nominated
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role Alfred Molina Nominated

American Film Institute Academy Award The Academy Awards, popularly known as the Oscars, are the most prominent and most watched film awards ceremony in the world. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... Elliot Goldenthal, born on May 2, 1954, in Brooklyn, New York City, is an American composer of contemporary music and has written works for concert hall, theater, dance and film. ... Julie Taymor (born December 15, 1952) is a critically acclaimed, Tony Award-winning American director on Broadway and in film: she is known for her visual flair and brilliantly colorful costuming choices. ... The Golden Globe Awards are American awards for motion pictures and television programs, given out each year during a formal dinner. ... The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA), is a British organization that hosts annual awards shows for film, television, childrens film and television, and interactive media. ... The Actor: The Screen Actors Guild Award Statue The Screen Actors Guild Awards are an annual award given by the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) to recognize outstanding performances by members. ... Alfred Molina (born May 24, 1953) is an English actor of both the stage and screen. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


Movies of the Year 2002, Official Selection


Rationale:

FRIDA is a movie about art that is a work of art in itself. The film's unique visual language takes us into an artist's head and reminds us that art is best enjoyed when it moves, breathes and is painted on a giant canvas, as only the movies can provide.

National Board of Review The National Board of Review of Motion Pictures was founded in 1909 in New York City, just 13 years after the birth of cinema, to protest New York City Mayor George McClennans revocation of moving-picture exhibition licenses on Christmas Eve 1908. ...


Top Ten Films


See also

The soundtrack to the movie by Elliot Goldenthal here: Frida. Elliot Goldenthal, born on May 2, 1954, in Brooklyn, New York City, is an American composer of contemporary music and has written works for concert hall, theater, dance and film. ... Frida is the original soundtrack album, on the Universal label, of the 2002 Academy Award and Golden Globe Award-winning film Frida starring Salma Hayek, Mía Maestro, Ashley Judd and Antonio Banderas. ...


External links


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Frida's entire life was plagued with suffering, Stricken with Polio at the age of six, one of her legs would remain smaller than the other, which of course attracted stares and teasing from other children.
Frida and Diego divorced in 1939, but they remarried in 1940, realizing their passion was stronger than their physical needs, and that their relationship could work if they tried to control their temperaments.
Frida Kahlo was the first Latin-American woman to sell a painting for a million dollars, and her popularity seems to grow with each passing year; from endorsements by popular artists such as Madonna, to a critically acclaimed bio-pic starring acclaimed actors Salma Hayek, and Alfred Molina.
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