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Chocolat

Directed by Claire Denis

Part of Claire Denis: Unpredictable Universe

This story of a young girl’s friendship with her family’s native house servant (Isaak de Bankol, in a career-making role) reflects Claire Denis’ childhood in Africa. She continues to draw on themes from this, her debut feature: colonialism’s legacy in contemporary global communities; the use of landscape and place as a character; the restrictive borders, both internal and external, of our own construct; and the power of visual narrative. In French with English subtitles. 1988, 35mm, 105 minutes.

Funding

This program is made possible by generous support from Regis Foundation.

Additional support provided by the Cultural Services of the French Embassy, the Institut Français, Unifrance, and the Cultural Service at the Consulate General of France in Chicago.