Frida

Director:   Julie Taymor
Year:   2002
Language:   English, French and Russian
Time:   123 minutes

Frida Kahlo was a Mexican painter of the early 20th century known for her vivid color palette and striking imagery. This film portrays her artistic and political growth and her turbulent marriage with fellow Mexican painter, Diego Rivera. Leon Trotsky and Nelson Rockefeller are among supporting characters in the film. Actress Salma Hayek was nominated for an Oscar in the role of Frida.

Rated R.

Post-film discussion led by Mary Stanley.

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About the director Julie Taymor.

About the career of Frida Kahlo.

About the film.

A selection of reviews of the film.