This is the true story of Frida Kahlo and her husband Diego Rivera, the larger-than-life painters who became the most acclaimed artists in Mexican history and whose tempestuous love affair, landmark journeys to America, and outrageous personalities made them legendary. Filmed mainly in Mexico, the movie traces Frida's life from her unbridled high school days to her death at age 47.
This vivid book includes production notes, details on cinematography, set and costume design, and visual effects, music, notes by director Taymor, interviews with the cast, excerpts from books about Frida, reproductions of artwork, a historical timeline, and background sketches on the real figures portrayed in the movie.
About the Author
Julie Taymor is the two-time Tony Award winner for The Lion King and one of the most imaginative and respected directors working in the performing arts today. Her work is celebrated in the art book Playing with Fire (Abrams) and a Bravo TV profile. She previously directed the Academy Award®-nominated adaptation of William Shakespeare's Titus. She lives in New York.