“For her first film, Denis recreated two lost worlds: colonial Cameroon in the 1950s, and the familiar yet foreign territory of childhood. Framed as the recollections of a grown woman, Chocolat draws on the director’s own early years….The point-of-view character, pointedly named France, is the daughter of a colonial officer at a remote outpost; her closest companion is Protée…who serves not only as helper and protector but also as a vector for the white characters’ various desires and delusions.”
— Juliet Clark, BAMPFA
Running time: 105 min
Director: Claire Denis
Screenwriters: Claire Denis, Jean-Pol Fargeau
Producers: Alain Belmondo, Jean-Paul Belmondo, Gérard Crosnier
Cinematographer: Robert Alazraki
Editors: Monica Coleman, Claudine Merlin, Sylvie Quester
Source: The Film Desk
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