“Frida” (2002) is a biographical drama about a famous Mexican artist Frida Kahlo. The film director Julie Taymor managed to represent the most important events of Frida’s biography and creative work. Her most well-known paintings were shown in connection with the events in Frida’s life, so that after having watched the film, one could understand the art of this woman and make their own mind about it.
Frida Kahlo’s life was not easy. Being a young girl, she enjoyed her happy life, but one day everything changed. At the age of 17 she got into a terrible car accident, and it was really a miracle, that she stayed alive. Doctors were sure, Frida would never be able to get up from her bad and make a step, but this incredibly strong woman said: “I will walk!” And she walked. All her life she felt awful pain in the whole body, but she never gave up.
That car accident was the reason of many other difficulties, Frida had to cope with. One of her legs was thinner than another, as a result she had a complex and always wore long skirts. But the biggest tragedy for her was that she couldn’t have children. Frida loved her husband Diego Rivera with all her heart, and she wanted to give birth to their child, but she couldn’t.
All Frida’s emotions, all her pain was reflected in the film. First of all, due to the excellent acting of Salma Hayek. Undoubtedly, it is not an easy task to play a role of such a bright person as Frida Kahlo was, but a famous Hollywood actres Salma Hayek managed to do that. She showed us an amazing woman – strong and playful, talented and loving, naughty and unhappy. She loved and struggled, forgave and created.
The director of the film Julie Taymor had a difficult task to combine biography of Frida Kahlo with her paintings and the life of Mexico of those times. She did it perfectly – while watching the film you are plugged in the atmosphere of Mexican life, you can easily draw a parallel between Frida’s feelings and her paintings. Moreover, we...
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