Nominated for six 2002 Academy Awards, including Salma Hayek for Best Actress, Frida is the triumphant motion picture about an exceptional woman who lived an unforgettable life! A product of humble beginnings, Frida Kahlo (Hayek) earns fame as a talented artist with a unique vision. And from her enduring relationship with her mentor and husband, Diego Rivera (Alfred Molina), to her scandalous affairs, Frida’s uncompromising personality would inspire her greatest creations!
Julie Taymor (born December 15, 1952) is an American director of theater, opera and film. Taymor’s work has received many accolades from critics, and she has earned two Tony Awards out of four nominations, the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Costume Design, an Emmy Award, and an Academy Award nomination for Original Song. She is widely known for directing the stage musical, The Lion King, for which she became the first woman to win the Tony Award for directing a musical, in addition to a Tony Award for Original Costume Design. She had been the director of the Broadway musical Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark before leaving in March 2011, after four months of previews (the longest preview period for any show in Broadway history), following artistic differences with the producers.
Taymor has also worked in film in recent years, directing Titus (1999) and Frida (2002). Both movies received positive reviews for their stylish filming; but Frida… read more
Mexican culture, painting, drunkenness, communism, history, sex, romance, a stop-motion sequence by the Brothers Quay - this film has literally something for everyone. A great effort by Taymor that perfectly captures the feel of an artist's work.