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Directed by Julie Taymor • 2002 • United States
Starring Salma Hayek, Alfred Molina, Antonio Banderas, Diego Luna
The bold visions of two singular artists—Frida Kahlo and director Julie Taymor—collide with dazzling results in this vibrant account of the iconic Mexican painter’s turbulent life and awe-inspiring work. Featuring tour-de-force performances from Salma Hayek (who also produced the film) and Alfred Molina (as Kahlo’s lover Diego Rivera) as well as imaginative animated flights of fancy from stop-motion surrealists the Brothers Quay, FRIDA shatters biopic conventions to knit a tapestry of Kahlo’s world that’s as rich, colorful, and complex as the artist’s own canvases.