Frida is a biopic mvoie which speaks of the professional and private life of the surrealist Mexican painter named Frida Kahlo. It stars: "Salma Hayek" in her Academy Award nominated portrayal as Kahlo & Alfred Molina as her husband, Diego Rivera.
Frida begins right before a traumatic accident where she suffered at the age of 18 when a trolley bus crashed with a motor bus she was driving. She is impaled by a metal pole and the injuries she sustained plague her for all of the rest of her life. To be able to help her through convalescence, her father brings to Frida a canvas upon she can start to painting. Through the film, a scene starts as a painting, for then slowly dissolving to a real action scene with actors. Frida also details the artist's dysfunctional relationship with muralist Diego Rivera.