Like Water for Chocolate

Like Water for Chocolate

Selected by the Writers Branch. Pre-screening conversation with screenwriter Laura Esquivel, moderated by Gregory Nava. Introduction remarks by Dilcia Barrera, SVP of Academy Member Relations and Awards. Free for Academy Museum Members

Selected by the Writers Branch. 

Free for Academy Museum Members. 

Author Laura Esquivel adapted her own 1989 bestseller for the screen, resulting in a charming, magic realism romance that became a breakout hit in the United States under the sensitive direction of Alfonso Arau, with luminous cinematography by Steve Bernstein and three-time Oscar-winner Emmanuel Lubezki. Lumi Cavazos plays Tita, a young woman prevented by her domineering mother from spending her life with the man she loves (Marco Leonardi from Cinema Paradiso), only to discover that the food she expertly prepares also has magical powers. 

DIRECTOR: Alfonso Arau. WRITTEN BY: Laura Esquivel. CAST: Marco Leonardi, Lumi Cavazos, Regina Torné, Mario Iván Martinez. 1992. 105 min. Mexico. Color. Spanish. 35mm. Print courtesy of the Sundance Collection at the UCLA Film & Television Archive.  

Academy Museum film programming generously funded by the Richard Roth Foundation.

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