2002 film directed by Julie Taymor

Frida is a 2002 American biographical drama movie directed by Julie Taymor. It is about the life of the surrealist Mexican artist Frida Kahlo.

Directed byJulie Taymor
Screenplay by
Based onFrida: A Biography of Frida Kahlo
by Hayden Herrera
Produced by
CinematographyRodrigo Prieto
Edited byFrançoise Bonnot
Music byElliot Goldenthal
Distributed byMiramax Films
Release dates
  • August 29, 2002 (2002-08-29) (Venice)
  • October 25, 2002 (2002-10-25) (United States)
Running time
123 minutes
CountryUnited States[1]
Budget$12 million[2]
Box office$56.3 million[3]

It stars Salma Hayek in an Academy Award–nominated portrayal as Kahlo and Alfred Molina as her husband, Diego Rivera.

Frida received generally positive reviews from critics, and won two Academy Awards for Best Makeup and Best Original Score among six nominations.


  1. "Frida". London: British Film Institute. Archived from the original on January 14, 2009. Retrieved November 6, 2012.
  2. Staff (March 27, 2002). "Frida controversy brews with Mexican critics". Retrieved March 27, 2020.
  3. "Frida". Box Office Mojo. IMDb. Retrieved November 11, 2012.