A biography of artist Frida Kahlo, who channeled the pain of a crippling injury and her tempestuous marriage into her work. Director Julie Taymor was able to make a movie that is touching, informative, beautiful, and surrealistic like Frida Kahlos pictures. Starring Salma Hayek, who is stunning as Kahlo and deserved her Oscar nomination, and Alfred Molina as Rivera, who was convincing and almost unrecognizable.
“Frida” chronicles the life Frida Kahlo shared unflinchingly and openly with Diego Rivera, as the young couple took the art world by storm. From her complex and enduring relationship with her mentor and husband to her illicit and controversial affair with Leon Trotsky, to her provocative and romantic entanglements with women, Frida Kahlo lived a bold and uncompromising life as a political, artistic, and sexual revolutionary. Julie Taymor was able to make a movie that is touching, informative and beautiful, and surrealistic like Frida Kahlos pictures. (Won 2 Oscars)