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Frida [DVD] [2002]

SKU:4171852
Release Date:04/15/2011
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    Frida
    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 Salma Hayek. Hayek 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 (Patricia Reyes Spindola) and philosophical father (Roger Rees). 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 (Alfred Molina), 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 Julie Taymor, whose Broadway production of The Lion King won her international acclaim. ~ Michael Hastings, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • Salma Hayek
      Salma Hayek - Frida Kahlo
    • Alfred Molina
      Alfred Molina - Diego Rivera
    • Geoffrey Rush
      Geoffrey Rush - Leon Trotsky
    • Ashley Judd
      Ashley Judd - Tina Modotti
    • Antonio Banderas
      Antonio Banderas - David Alfaro Siqueiros




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