''At the end of the day, we can endure much more than we think we can. ''
A biography of artist Frida Kahlo, who channeled the pain of a crippling injury and her tempestuous marriage into her work.
Salma Hayek: Frida Kahlo
Frida is quite simply a study of art, of music, of passion and the story of Frida Kahlo depicted upon film in the most beautiful ways imaginable. Granted too if you love Biopics then Frida you will love for it's detail , imagination and trueness and captured essence of life.
It also helps that the Director is Julie Taymor, a woman of vision that does the job of capturing this Artists life in a way that no man could muster.
Artful sequences of imagination merging her art with movement really helps the film drown in a quality of utmost beauty and significance. If you thought that was close to perfection, I haven't mentioned the passionate, sensual, vibrant melodies that course through the heart of Frida. Blending this woman's story with music, art and hope. The ups and downs of her accident, of her romantic encounters and turbulent yet loving marriage.
Salma Hayek as Frida dislpays an energy that really gives an accurate portrayal of this artistic woman. Giving a performance that borders on magical fiery believability. Her chemistry with Alfred Molina as Diego Rivera, is phenomenal as we see their loving, mad, passionate relationship come to life on screen.
Ashley Judd gives a good perfomance, as does brief roles for Antonio Banderas & Edward Norton popping up in the mix. Geoffrey Rush also deserves a mention as Leon Trotsky who plays a controversial idealist who has a bond later in the film with Frida.
Loved sequences featuring the Original King Kong, Frida's art and really reminded me of Malena, Amelie and Love me if you Dare in it's imaginative sequences that use clever visual effects to blend the story together. The acoustics and music I must mention again as being simply divine and Latin drenched passion.
Whether it be Frida's scary accident near the beginning, her fascination with art and her loving friendships and relationships.
Most of all I loved how this film Frida combined her Art Works with the same points of her life occurring on screen at interwoven intervals.
Frida is like it's subject and main woman a story of love and passion, that oozes with art and becomes larger than life in the process. Absolutely incredible, thus will be watching again soon, just to take in all that magic of Frida once again.