The Life of Mexican Painter Frida Khalo
Selma Hayek turns in an unforgettable performance as the Mexican bisexual feminist/painter plagued throughout her life by poor health and unrequited love. In concert with Frida’s paintings, director Julie Taymor conceives her life as a sensuous collage, with Frida forever adrift, driven in her quest for love, artistic merit and social justice. Although limited by a mediocre script that reduces her marriage to socialist/ muralist Diego Rivera and her affair with Leonoid Trotsky to merely romantic encounters, each scene abounds with such visual delights that it just may be the best "unsilent" film made all year.
Film review 2005, written for FilmFetish.com by Eric Andrews