020102 Official Release Date
Miramax is planning to release 'Frida' on October 11th, 2002. It is not yet known if it is a limited release in LA and NY only or a nationwide release. In any case, the movie will most likely premiere at this year's Cannes Film Festival in May.
120601 'Viva Frida' in Vogue
Recently Vogue's Sarah Kerr interviewed Salma Hayek and director Julie Taymor about their inspiration to do 'Frida'.
The feature article can be found in the current December issue. The magazine includes exclusive photos inspired by Kahlo's paintings.
111801 Brothers Quay to direct hallucination
"Julie Taymor has recruited the Brothers Quay to direct a hallucination sequence, using their unique (read as "bizarre") style of miniatures/dolls and stop-motion animation."
111701 Frida @ Cannes or Berlin Film Festival?
In an interview with the London Evening Standard, Salma Hayek
talked about the release date of 'Frida': "This film took six years to make. I want to take my time to do it the best it can be done. We will adapt the release time to the movie, not the movie to the release time.'
She is hoping to take Frida to either the Cannes or Berlin Film Festival but, perversely, seems in no hurry to show Hollywood her film-making abilities. 'No, that's what's so weird. I'm not desperate for it to come out. And I discovered I don't really want to talk about it. Everyone wants to know about my personal triumph of making the movie but to me, it doesn't feel like that. It feels like an accomplishment, but not like I made a grand thing happen.'"
111601 New York Times 'Frida' Report
As part of a 'Style & Entertaining' supplement, the New York Times features a very interesting article on Ashley Judd's participation in 'Frida'. It is basically a set report with a couple of beautiful photos and lots of nice details on the making of the movie and the friendship between Salma and Ashley.
111501 'Frida' Release
062301 'Frida' filming completed
There have been many rumors on a possible release date for 'Frida'.
In the last weeks, I've received tons of mails asking for official information. People are concerned that the movie won't make it in time for the upcoming award season.
On behalf of all the fans, I've written to Miramax. They were very kind and answered really quickly.
Their answer can be best summed up with this quote:
"We're hearing good things about it. We don't have an official release date yet."
So, nothing has been decided. I will keep you posted..
111201 Frida Fashion in Harper's Bazaar
070701 Miramax Cannes 2001 Brochure
The November issue of Harper's Bazaar (with Gwyneth Paltrow on the cover) features
a beautiful photosession by Nathaniel Goldberg that comes along with an article about Frida Kahlo's sense of style:
"Madonna collects her self-portraits,
Salma Hayek will soon play her on the big screen,
and this season, fashion designers are
paying tribute to her unique bohemian style.
Suddenly, the woman who once inspired
Schiaparelli and was embraced by Picasso and Marcel
Duchamp 60 years ago is electrifying the world again..."
110101 'Frida' release in February?
071801 Frida Kahlo stamp released in US
There have been many rumors about the possible release date of 'Frida'.
Shortly after Salma said on the Rosie O'Donnell Show that she hoped the movie would be released in spring,
the Chicago Sun Times reports that 'Frida' is set for a release in February.
Another newsstory seems to support this:
Salma did a photoshooting for Vogue magazine and was set to appear on the cover of the December issue.
But the feature story has been postponed which means that Miramax has decided not to release it in December.
We will have to wait some more. However, here are 2 new promotional black and white photos.
102301 'Frida' Test Screening
072701 Elliot Goldenthal conducts 'Frida'
Aint-It-Cool-News has posted a report on the first test screening of 'Frida' (October 17).
The guy who attended the screening gave some very positive remarks about Salma's performance: "Salma plays Kahlo as a party monster, a drinker, a lover, a figher, an artist. It's a pretty big stretch of a role, but she does pretty good with it... possible Oscar nomination, more likely a Golden Globe."
His final statement was: "I really liked it, the people at the screening seemed to like it, and if art, biographies, intelligent/creative moviemaking and/or Salma Hayek are among your particular cups of tea, you'll probably like it, too."
Sounds great to me.
101001 TIME Latin America Special Issue
092601 'Frida' Premiere Magazine
TIME magazine published a special edition titled "The New Mexico" showing Salma Hayek as Frida Kahlo on its cover.
The edition includes texts by Vicente Fox, Enrique Krauze, Carlos Monsiváis, Federico Estévez, Guillermo Gómez Rock, Salma Hayek and others.
Victor Rodriguez was so generous as to send us a transcript of Salma's essay. Salma writes about the changes in Mexico's film industry.
There are also 3 brand-new scans contributed by Alberto Motolinia. Thank you!
European release dates
The October issue of Premiere Magazine features a short article on 'Frida' plus several new promotional photos: 'A Brush With Greatness'. The Irish Times has another article on the movie called 'Fighting for Frida'.
Edward Norton was asked about his relationship to Salma and the movie by The Times responding very fondly:
"It's a labour of love for her and it's really a testament to her because she produced it. All the people in it came because of their affection for her."
Furthermore the IMDB reports European release dates for the movie. So far these countries have been mentioned: The Netherlands April 4 | Belgium April 17 | Czech Republic May 23
Elliot Goldenthal who scored such movies as 'Titus', 'Michael Collins' and 'Interview with the Vampire' will contribute the musical score to Julie Taymor's 'Frida'. Goldenthal was nominated for an Academy Award twice. The songs in the movie will be in Spanish. One song is for a moment in which Frida and Diego travel through Xochimilco. It contains the lyrics "Viva la Vida". The other song is a tango with an erotic touch which is played when Frida and Tina Modotti dance together.
Information taken from the official press release (07/16): "Mexican artist, Frida Kahlo, was honored today with a U.S. postage stamp at a ceremony held at Phoenix Art Museum. This is the first Hispanic woman to be honored with a U.S. postage stamp. The 34-cent Frida Kahlo stamp will be available at Phoenix post offices today and at post offices across the country beginning tomorrow. "The Postal Service has a proud tradition of honoring those special people who have had a significant influence on American history, art and culture," said Benjamin P. Ocasio, Vice President, Diversity Development, for the Postal Service, who dedicated the stamp."
Miramax gave out a promotional brochure at this year's Cannes Film Festival. It features a stunning promotional shot of Salma Hayek posing as Frida Kahlo, as well as some photos of Alfred Molina and Antonio Banderas. Official information on the production comes along with these photos. A very special thanks to Susan from the Unofficial Edward Norton Information Page
for sending in the scans. You will find updated information on the cast and crew of 'Frida' on the left.
After 11 weeks filming of 'Frida' was completed some days ago. The team went on location in Puebla, San Luis Potosí, Mexico City and Teotihuacán. Post-production on 'Frida' will last about 6-7 months. Salma Hayek is expected to join the cast of 'Once upon a time in Mexico' on set in San Miguel De Allende next week.
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