I don’t know where Salma Hayek disappeared for the past ten or so years, but I’m glad to learn she’ll be back this year, 2014, with three movies and a TV movie (and some voice acting). I see she’s been doing a lot of TV lately, 30 Rock among other things.
I watched Salma Hayek as Frida on TV recently, even though I had seen the movie before (also on TV). In the meantime, I had bought two books about Frida’s life, and rediscovered her voice outside her paintings and this movie about her. I also rediscovered Alfred Molina, who plays Diego Rivera in the film Frida, while watching An Education (2009) and Chocolat (2000), both for a second time. It was a pleasure to see him in Frida. He’s truly a magnificent actor.
As the movie neared its end, I saw behind the makeup Geoffrey Rush playing Trotsky. It was a nice surprise, especially after seeing his wonderful work in The Book Thief (2013).
But the star of the movie was, no doubt, Salma Hayek, who probably gave here the best performance of her career.
I sometimes hear about Mexico on the national radio, but not so much about its art. I wish I knew more about that, too.
Mira, Especially when I'm immersed in topics pertaining to Mexico or to New Mexico, I am reminded constantly of the ongoing influences of Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera on art, perception, and so many areas of life.
Glad you like her work, Violette! She was one of a kind, and Frida Kahlo portrays her personality beautifully.
I didn't know about Frida Kahlo before, thanks for sharing. Her paintings show she was very talented.
Mira, Yes, this movie is well conceived. I have seen it several times, but not recently. I've been thinking of it lately, especially while writing about El Greco, and so I wanted to see the movie, with a fresh perspective from not having seen it for a while.
I hope you do get to watch this movie. It's really well conceived.
Mira, I came back for a reminder of this film, an interesting tribute to a distinctive artist. I don't have time to re-see the movie this month, so your review is the next best thing.
Thank you, Sally!
This is one of my favorite movies. IMO, very well done!
I didn't know all that about Madonna. Thank you for this. It's actually very interesting.