Sunday, November 18, 2007

Love in the Time of Cholera (1988)

“It was inevitable: the scent of bitter almonds always reminded him of the fate of unrequited love.”

JAVIER BARDEM in various scenes from Love in the Time of Cholera (2007), a film directed by Mike Newell and based on Gabriel García Márquez’s 1988 masterpiece of magical realism [wonderfully translated from the Spanish, El amor en los tiempos del cólera (1985), by Edith Grossman], a heartbreaking story about the strangeness and power of this thing we call love in all its varieties and guises and the nobility of unrequited love.


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