Frida Kahlo's Animated Film Finally Has A Director And Here’s What We Know So Far

Married Mexican painters Frida Kahlo (1907 - 1954) and Diego Rivera (1886 - 1957) stand together with a pet dog in front of thatchted-roof hut which houses a number of archeological artifacts, Mexico City, Mexico, 1940s. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Ima

An animated film telling the colorful story of the life of iconic Mexican artist Frida Kahlo finally has a leader. The project created by Lupus Films in partnership with Universal Content Group, has BAFTA-winning Mexican-English filmmaker Paloma Baeza attached as director.

Paloma Baeza on board as director!

"Frida Kahlo approached life with such vibrant energy, and was ahead of her time in many ways," Baeza told Variety. "With my Mexican heritage, it is particularly meaningful to have this opportunity to explore her deep and complex personality, as well as her relationship with Mexico's past and its future. Lupus Films have a reputation as a highly respected artisanal animation studio as this project couldn't be in better hands."

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According to the film’s producers, it will depict Kahlo’s life in a “sensitive and celebratory way” and provide a “concise, compelling and accurate representation of her development as an artist and a woman.”

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