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14A(14A) Disturbing Content, Mature Subject Matter


Spanish/English-language Documentary. The life and work of troubled artist Frida Kahlo.

Content elements

  • Frequent portrayals of violence and nightmarish imagery in an artistic context - some blood and detail
  • Infrequent references to sexual activity - little detail
  • Frequent breast, buttock, and female frontal nudity, most in an artistic context, some in a photographic context
  • Infrequent depictions of tobacco use in a recreational context

Thematic elements

  • Coping with pain and loss
  • The artistic temperament
  • Self-expression

Classification rationale

Rated 14A for violence, nudity, and disturbing content in a documentary context

Classification date

January 15, 2020