Language: Spanish | English
Release Date: 28 May 1993
Also Known As: Como Água Para Chocolate
Filming Locations: Ciudad Acuña, Coahuíla, Mexico and Eagle Pass Texas.
Director: Alfonso Arau
Writers: Laura Esquivel (novel), Laura Esquivel (screenplay)
Stars: Marco Leonardi, Lumi Cavazos, Regina Torné |
30 Movie Questions During and After the movie. "Like Water for Chocolate" or "Como agua para chocolate"
This set includes the following:.
-1 movie guide (chronological questions) to follow during the movie.
-Also includes essay/writing prompts with 6 options to choose from.
-Movie Guides are on Word; therefore, they can be edited.
-Images to help with scaffolding
-1 sheet for the teacher to consider if they want to turn the film PG.
Like Water for Chocolate (Spanish: Como Agua Para Chocolate) is a 1992 Mexican film in the style of magical realism based on the popular novel, published in 1989 by first-time Mexican novelist Laura Esquivel. It earned ten Ariel Awards including the Best Picture and was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Foreign Language Film. The film became the highest grossing Spanish-language film ever released in the United States at the time. The film was selected as the Mexican entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 65th Academy Awards, but was not accepted as a nominee.
Plot: Set in 1910, during the Mexican Revolution in the northern state of Coahuila.
In a forgotten Mexico Tita and Pedro fall in love, but are forbidden to marry. Mama Elena sees Tita's role as her caretaker for life - no youngest daughter has ever married and her daughter will not be the first to break tradition. Tita's heart breaks when her mother instead offers to Pedro her other daughter, and he accepts. Now they live in the same house, and Mama Elena cannot forbid their love as she did their marriage.
The movie is now on Netflix!