Based on the best selling book, this movie brings alive the passion of Tita's love for Pedro and her culinary virtuosity. Tita and Pedro are passionately in love. But their love is forbidden by an ancient family tradition. To be near Tita, Pedro marries her sister. And Tita, as the family cook, expresses her passion for Pedro through preparing delectable dishes. Now, in Tita's kitchen, ordinary spices become a recipe for passion. Her creations bring on tears of longing, heated desire or chronic pain -- while Tita and Pedro wait for the moment to fulfill their most hidden pleasures.
Won: Best Director, Best Actress (Torne), Best Actor (Martinez), Best Supporting Actress (Maille), Best Cinematography, Best Screenplay, Best Production Design, 1992 Ariel Awards; Best Film, Best Director, Best Actor (Martinez), 1993 Premio ACE
Nominated: Best Foreign Film, 1993 Golden Globe Awards; Best Foreign Film, 1993 Independent Spirit Awards; Best Foreign Film, 1994 BAFTA Awards; Tokyo Grand Prix, 1992 Tokyo Int'l Film Festival
LIKE WATER FOR CHOCOLATE is a feast for the soul. Hauntingly and exquisitely prepared, this Mexican adult fairy tale is garnished with mystery and wonder. -- Desson Howe, WASHINGTON POST