Friday, January 13, 2012

Quick Look: Like Water for Chocolate

I forgot about this movie. 

I forgot how beautiful and heartbreaking it was, how absolutely stunning it still is.

I'm so glad I just re-discovered this movie.

A Mexican film based on the novel of the same name (Como agua para chocolate), this Spanish language stunner centres on the love between Tita and Pedro, a young couple who are forbidden to marry and savagely torn apart by an overbearing mother.  Struggling to assert herself in a world where she is always held back, Tita turns to her cooking.  This talent sees her pouring her every emotion into her food, with strange and wonderful consequences.  With a tinge of magic and a ton of soul this film will capture your heart.

Available on DVD

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