Like Water for Chocolate

    Genre
    Drama, Romance
  • Runtime
    109 mins
  • Release Date
    1993
  • Countries
    Mexico
  • Languages
    English, Spanish

ANGELIKA’S NOTE

Alfonso Arau's Golden Globe and BAFTA nominated film is a delicious love story that intoxicates audiences with its magical realism. When tradition prevents her from marrying the man she loves, a young woman discovers she has a unique talent for cooking. The Los Angeles Times raves, "It tells a dark, sad, horrific but heartening story in sweet, gleaming images that tickle ribs, quicken senses and awaken hungers. There's just one word for it: Scrumptious."
DIRECTED BY:
Alfonso Arau
WRITTEN BY:
Laura Esquivel
CAST INCLUDES:
Marco Leonardi, Lumi Cavazos, Regina Torné, Ada Carrasco, Mario Iván Martínez, Yareli Arizmendi

SYNOPSIS

The youngest daughter in her family, the beautiful Tita (Lumi Cavazos) is forbidden to marry her true love, Pedro (Marco Leonardi). Since tradition dictates that Tita must care for her mother, Pedro weds her older sister, Rosaura (Yareli Arizmendi), though he still loves Tita. The situation creates much tension in the family, and Tita’s powerful emotions begin to surface in fantastical ways through her cooking. As the years pass, unusual circumstances test the enduring love of Pedro and Tita.

Like Water for Chocolate

    Genre
    Drama, Romance
  • Runtime
    109 mins
  • Release Date
    1993
  • Countries
    Mexico
  • Languages
    English, Spanish
DIRECTED BY
Alfonso Arau
WRITTEN BY
Laura Esquivel
CAST INCLUDES
Marco Leonardi, Lumi Cavazos, Regina Torné, Ada Carrasco, Mario Iván Martínez, Yareli Arizmendi
Alfonso Arau's Golden Globe and BAFTA nominated film is a delicious love story that intoxicates audiences with its magical realism. When tradition prevents her from marrying the man she loves, a young woman discovers she has a unique talent for cooking. The Los Angeles Times raves, "It tells a dark, sad, horrific but heartening story in sweet, gleaming images that tickle ribs, quicken senses and awaken hungers. There's just one word for it: Scrumptious."

The youngest daughter in her family, the beautiful Tita (Lumi Cavazos) is forbidden to marry her true love, Pedro (Marco Leonardi). Since tradition dictates that Tita must care for her mother, Pedro weds her older sister, Rosaura (Yareli Arizmendi), though he still loves Tita. The situation creates much tension in the family, and Tita’s powerful emotions begin to surface in fantastical ways through her cooking. As the years pass, unusual circumstances test the enduring love of Pedro and Tita.

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