Frida
 
 

Directed by Julie Taymor, USA 2002
123
mins. English dialogue

WINNER : BEST ORIGINAL SCORE AT 2003 OSCARS

 
Summary:
 
The true story of Frida Kahlo (Salma Hayek) and her husband Diego Rivera (Alfred Molina), the larger-than-life painters who became the most acclaimed artists in Mexican history, and whose tempestuous love affair, landmark journeys to America, and outrageous personalities made them legendary. Directed by Julie Taymor who has also directed remarkable film versions of Titus Andronicus, The Tempest and the original stage version of The Lion King.
 
What the Critics say:
 
"Smart, willful and perverse, this Frida is nobody's servant, and the tiny Hayek plays her with head held high. You may want to laugh now and then, but you won't look away."  (David Denby - New Yorker)