The House of the Spirits – 1993

The story about a dysfunctional family in times of political changes.

If you know anything about Isabel Allende, you know her stories always revolve around Chile. And The House of the Spirits, even as a movie adaptation, is not different. This is a long, intricate movie, but totally worth watching.

The House of the Spirits isn’t about ghosts. Not really. Actually, the movie revolves around Clara and begins with her childhood. She was always a peculiar little girl, with psychic powers. And that has always been something that truly marked her.

As the story unfolds, we see a lot going on. We begin to get glimpses of the rest of her family. The movie makes for a great work representing the changes and struggles of a family, as they show a little bit of the country’s political situation.

The House of the Spirits is a film that’s more about the story itself, than its characters. Sure, you’ve got some memorable ones, all played by top actors like Meryl Streep, but the cynosure of the whole movie is the plot. Watch this for the drama and the impressive narrative. And definitely so if you are a Streep fan.

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The House of the Spirits – 1993
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