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Cast: Margarita Isabel, Farnesio de Bernal, Lumi Cavazos, Mario Vazquez, Claudette Maillé, Joaquín Garrido, Yareli Arizmendi, Mario Iván Martínez, Marco Leonardi, Gabriela Canudas, Javier Mares, Amado Ramírez ...MORE
Cast: Margarita Isabel, Farnesio de Bernal, Lumi Cavazos, Mario Vazquez, Claudette Maillé, Joaquín Garrido, Yareli Arizmendi, Mario Iván Martínez, Marco Leonardi, Gabriela Canudas, Javier Mares, Amado Ramírez, Alfredo P. De Tejada, Jose F. Lopez, Sonia Ruiz, Socorro Rodríguez, Rogelio Cornejo, José Miguel García, Melisa Mares, Regina Torné, Gabriela P. De Tejada, Jose A. Hernandez, Rafael García Zuazua Jr, Fune Kohlman, Genaro Aguirre, Angel Sierra, Arcelia Ramírez, Teresa Ross, Estela Lopez R., Rodolfo Mejía, Lizet Martinez, Edurne Ballesteros, Natalia De la Fuente, K. Wickliff, Hayde J. Rodriguez, Rodolfo Arias, Rafael García Zuazua, David McKinney, Ada Carrasco, Pilar Aranda, Teodoro Bastida, Beatriz Elías, Jorge Vizales, Roberto Díaz, Lorena Villarreal, Artemio Cruz, Stacey Ashabranner, Juan A. Ramos, Victor M. Gomez, Billy Jagnes, Ryan Manti, Maria R. Flores, Jaime J. Maartinez, Ricardo M. Kaplan, Susana Garcia C., Jesus Aguilar, David Ostrosky, Osvaldo Martínez, Andrés García Jr., Juan Murillo, Luis A. Muñoz, Maria H. Pineda, Sandra Arau, Chester, Simon, Melisa Nickliff, Jaime R. Rodríguez, Mary Beth Awyer, Indira Sánchez, Bo Hatch, Regino Herrera, Max Geturino, Miguel Mares, Francisco Romero, Brígida Alexander ...LESS
Like Water for Chocolate is a 1992 film in the style of magical realism based on the popular novel, published in 1989 by first-time Mexican novelist Laura Esquivel. It earned all 11 Ariel awards of the Mexican Academy of Motion Pictures, including the Ariel Award for Best Picture, and became the... MORE
Like Water for Chocolate is a 1992 film in the style of magical realism based on the popular novel, published in 1989 by first-time Mexican novelist Laura Esquivel. It earned all 11 Ariel awards of the Mexican Academy of Motion Pictures, including the Ariel Award for Best Picture, and became the highest grossing Spanish-language film ever released in the United States at the time. LESS
Like Water For Chocolate (Como Agua Para Chocolate) This is a delicious film about love, tradition, passion, communication, and food. There is a presence and influence of magic and mysticism throughout the entire film connected with the allegory of food. The story is set in early 20th century Mexico, where a new life is coming into the world in a time of sorrow, as her father drops dead of a heart attack upon learning of parentage of his middle child. The protagonist, Tita is the last of three daughters is born to respected, affluent family, and inherits a dubious birthright. According to Mexican tradition (or according to some, myth) the last-born daughter is forbidden to marry so she can care for her aging mother. Tita is groomed for this position by working in the kitchen with the housekeeper Nacha, and becomes the family cook. As Tita blossoms into a beautiful young woman she falls in love with Pedro, a handsome local boy. Elena, Tita's mother, refuses to allow Pedro and Tita to marry, but instead offers Pedro the hand of her eldest daughter Rosaura. Pedro accepts and Tita is devastated as she sees this a disloyalty, until she learns that Pedro's true intent is to be close to Tita. To add insult to injury, Elena commissions Tita to prepare the wedding feast. This is our first encounter with the film's mysticism and sets the stage for the relationship between sexuality and food. Tita cries into the cake batter and when the wedding party eats it, everyone cries for a ...
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