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We're going out with a bang for the last installment (for this season!) of our popular Food On Film series, curated and co-produced by Kim Shkapich and WPH Managing Director Vanessa Downing.
LIKE WATER FOR CHOCOLATE (1992) is a WPH staff favorite and tops wany a "foodie film" list .
Synopsis: Set in Mexico, 1910. Tita (Lumi Cavazos) and Rosaura (Yareli Arizmendi) live with their mother, Mamá Elena (Regina Torné). The mother has decided that Tita must stay single to take care of her when she becomes an old woman. Tita accepts her fate, although she's in love with Pedro (Marco Leonardi). Pedro and his father try to convince Elena, but she refuses. Pedro asks Elena permission to marry Rosaura instead. He intends to live as close to Tita as possible. Moreover, Tita is the main cook which prepares all the menu to be eaten at their wedding. When she is preparing the wedding cake, she cries in silence; when the guests eat that cake, they all feel nostalgic about their past lives. Eventually, Tita discovers that she can do a certain kind of magic with the dishes she prepares, and each one will be a love song for Pedro from that moment on.
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Wellfleet Preservation Hall
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