Monday, November 11, 2013

Frida



2002 American Feature

Cast: Salma Hayek, Alfred Molina, Geoffrey Rush, Antonio Banderas, Valeria Golino, Diego Luna, Mía Maestro, Edward Norton, Saffron Burrows, Roger Rees and Ashley Judd
Director: Julie Taymor
Writers: Clancy Sigal, Diane Lake, Gregory Nava and Anna Thomas, based on Frida: A Biography of Frida Kahlo by Hayden Herrera

Synopsis:
The life of famed surrealist Mexican painter Frida Kahlo, who channeled the pain of a crippling injury and her tempestuous marriage to muralist Diego Rivera into her art.

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Ratings:
  • Internet Movie Database: 7.2/10
  • Rotten Tomatoes - Critics: 76% / Audience: 83%
  • Metacritic - Critics: 61% / Audience: 7.5%
  • OMG rating: 7/10

Buy/Rent:
  • DVD/Blu-ray: Available
  • Soundtrack: Available
  • Book: Available



Trailer:


Awards:
  • Academy Awards for Best Original Score and Makeup; also nominated for Best Actress (Hayek), Art Direction, Costume Design and Original Song ("Burn It Blue").
  • AFI Award, Movies of the Year.
  • BAFTA Award for Best Makeup/Hair; also nominated for Best Actress (Hayek), Supporting Actor (Molina) and Costume Design.
  • Broadcast Film Critics Association Award nominations for Best Actress (Hayek) and Supporting Actor (Molina).
  • GLAAD Media Award nomination for Outstanding Film - Wide Release.
  • Golden Globe Award for Best Original Score; also nominated for Best Actress - Drama (Hayek).
  • Screen Actors Guild Award nominations for Outstanding Female Actor in a Leading Role (Hayek) and Outstanding Male Actor in a Supporting Role (Molina).
  • Venice Film Festival Mimmo Rotella Foundation Award.
  • World Soundtrack Awards for Best Original Soundtrack and Soundtrack Composer of the Year.

Notes/Trivia:
  • Hayden Herrera's Frida: A Biography of Frida Kahlo was first published in 1983.
  • Frida Kahlo was previously the subject of the 1986 Mexican biopic Frida Still Life (Frida, naturaleza viva).
  • Casting Call: Robert De Niro, Raúl Juliá, Jessica Lange, Jennifer Lopez, Madonna, Ofelia Medina (who played Kahlo in Frida Still Life), Laura San Giacomo, Meryl Streep and Marisa Tomei.

Related Movies:
  • Frida Kahlo is also the subject of the documentaries Frida Kahlo - A Ribbon Around a Bomb and The Life and Times of Frida Kahlo.
  • Frida Kahlo is a character in Urinal.

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