Youth that don’t risk, blood that is not spilled, are neither blood nor youth.
They can cut all flowers, but they will never be able to stop the spring.
Based on the 1989 novel of the same name, Like Water For Chocolate takes on several themes central to Latin culture, such as family duty, revolution, passionate love, and binds it with the twin Latin staples of seasonal cooking and Magical Realism. It is the story of Tita, who, when forced to look after her sick mother rather than be with her true love Pedro, infuses dishes with her emotions, and unwittingly shares them with all who taste her food. So often a literary and artistic device, magical realism is finally set loose to weave a sensuous tale about a family’s life, […]
Article by Den of Geek:Looking to give some world cinema a try? Nick Horton picks out 10 Spanish language movies to put on your to-watch list…Within the last 20 years, one of the most influential and incendiary World Cinemas must surely be Latin and Spanish Cinema. They evoke images of passion, colour, and a visual veracity all of their own. While separated by continents, the two cinemas are interlinked by a shared language, history and culture, while collaborations such as between Chilean director Alejandro Amenabár and Spanish stars Eduardo Noriega and Penelope Cruz have cemented this bond. The cinemas share […]