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After being attached to a number of actors, directors, and producers, this long-gestating biography of one of Mexico's most prominent, iconoclastic painters reaches the screen under the guiding hand of producer/star [[Performer~P199082~Salma Hayek~salmahayek]]. [[Performer~P199082~Hayek~salmahayek]] ages some 30 years onscreen as she charts Frida Kahlo's life from feisty schoolgirl to Diego Rivera protégée to world-renowned artist in her own right. Frida details Kahlo's affluent upbringing in Mexico City, and her nurturing relationship with her traditional mother ([[Performer~P153470~Patricia Reyes Spindola~patriciareyesspindola]]) and philosophical father ([[Performer~P59327~Roger Rees~rogerrees]]). Having already suffered the crippling effects of polio, Kahlo sustains further injuries when a city bus accident nearly ends her life. But in her bed-ridden state, the young artist produces dozens upon dozens of pieces; when she recovers, she presents them to the legendary -- and legendarily temperamental -- Rivera ([[Performer~P49914~Alfred Molina~alfredmolina]]), who takes her under his wing as an artist, a political revolutionary, and, inevitably, a lover. But their relationship is fraught with trouble, as the philandering Rivera traverses the globe painting murals, and Kahlo languishes in obscurity, longing to make her mark on her own. Frida was directed by [[Performer~P113783~Julie Taymor~julietaymor]], whose Broadway production of The Lion King won her international acclaim. ~ Michael Hastings, Rovi

  • Release date:October 25, 2002

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Hannia Robledo Best Art Direction 2002 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Julie Taymor Best Song 2002 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Julie Weiss Best Costume Design 2002 Nominee
American Society of Cinematographers Rodrigo Prieto Best Cinematography 2002 Nominee
Screen Actors Guild Alfred Molina Best Supporting Actor 2002 Nominee
Broadcast Film Critics Association Alfred Molina Best Supporting Actor 2002 Nominee
Broadcast Film Critics Association Alfred Molina Best Supporting Actor 2003 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Elliot Goldenthal Best Score 2002 Winner
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Elliot Goldenthal Best Song 2002 Nominee
Screen Actors Guild Salma Hayek Best Actress 2002 Nominee
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Salma Hayek Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama 2002 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Salma Hayek Best Actress 2002 Nominee
Broadcast Film Critics Association Salma Hayek Best Actress 2003 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Felipe Fernandez del Paso Best Art Direction 2002 Nominee

Cast

Salma Hayek
as Frida Kahlo
Alfred Molina
as Diego Rivera
Geoffrey Rush
as Leon Trotsky
Ashley Judd
as Tina Modotti
Antonio Banderas
as David Alfaro Siqueiros
Edward Norton
as Nelson Rockefeller
Valeria Golino
as Lupe Marin
Mía Maestro
as Cristina Kahlo
Roger Rees
as Guillermo Kahlo
Patricia Reyes Spindola
as Matilde Kahlo
Saffron Burrows
as Gracie
Margarita Sanz
as Natalia Trotsky
Diego Luna
as Alejandro Gomez Arias

Crew

Julie Taymor
Director
Lindsay Flickinger
Producer
Jay Polstein
Producer
Nancy Hardin
Producer
Salma Hayek
Producer
Roberto Sneider
Producer
Lizz Speed
Producer
Sarah Green
Producer
Clancy Sigal
Screenwriter
Diane Lake
Screenwriter
Rodrigo García
Screenwriter
Anna Thomas
Screenwriter
Hayden Herrera
Book Author
Gregory Nava
Screenwriter
Rodrigo Prieto
Cinematographer
Elliot Goldenthal
Composer (Music Score)
Françoise Bonnot
Editor
Felipe Fernandez del Paso
Production Designer
Bernardo Trujillo
Art Director
Ann Ruark
Co-producer
Mark Amin
Executive Producer
Brian Gibson
Executive Producer
Amy Slotnick
Executive Producer
Jill Sobel Messick
Executive Producer
Mark Gill
Executive Producer
Hannia Robledo
Set Decorator
Julie Weiss
Costume Designer
Santiago Núñez Rojo
Sound Mixer
Regina Reyes
Makeup
Amoeba Proteus
Visual Effects
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