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7485LIKE WATER FOR CHOCOLATE* (COMO AGUA PARA CHOCOLATE)LIKE WATER FOR CHOCOLATE* (COMO AGUA PARA CHOCOLATE)1992color105 mindvd (Directed by Alfonso Arau, screenplay by Laura Esquivel based on her novel; with Marco Leonardi, Lumi Cavazos, Regina Torne, Ada Carrasco, Mario Ivan Martinez, Claudette Maille, Vareli Arizmendi) How life used to be in Mexico. Pedro and Tita 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. [Letterboxed] (In Spanish with English subtitles) (Restricted to use on University of Washington campuses only)