The House of the Spirits (1993)
Director: Bille August
Chile, second half of the 20th century. The poor Esteban Trueba marries Clara del Valle and they have a daughter, Blanca. Esteban works hard and eventually gets money to buy a hacienda, eventually to become a local patriarch. He becomes very conservative and is feared by his workers. When Blanca grows up, she falls in love with a young revolutionary named Pedro, who urges the workers to fight for socialism. It is unavoidable that Pedro and Esteban are pitted against each other. Esteban tries to stop the love affair between Pedro and his daughter by all means possible but soon, Blanca becomes pregnant and has a daughter. The void between father and daughter seems unbridgeable when Blanca moves in with Pedro.
- Armin Mueller-Stahl (Severo del Valle)
- Glenn Close (Ferula Trueba)
- Teri Polo (Rosa del Valle)
- Vanessa Redgrave (Nivea del Valle)
- Meryl Streep (Clara del Valle Trueba)