Saturday, November 15, 2014

Another Esquivel...

… but nothing cheesey about the writer, Laura Esquivel. She wrote her first novel Como Agua para Chocolate (Like Water for Chocolate) in 1989, which was promptly turned into a very successful film a few years later. The title is a phrase referring to the state of being very angry, or aroused. We watched it this evening, and there is indeed a lot of anger and arousal, though most of the latter unconsummated. It's set during the Mexican Revolution in the early 20th Century though that's just background: mostly it's about kicking against traditional, conservative mores and depicting the onset of Mexican feminism. And food. Food figures a lot.

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