Chocolat (France, 1988)

When April 05, 2017, 12:30 PM
Where CHHS 281, UNC Charlotte Main Campus
Registration Details & Deadlines
Cost $0.00
Who is Invited General Public
Parking Details Visitor parking is available for a fee (see information and maps here). Use the Union Deck for screenings at the Student Union, the College of Education and the College of Health and Human Services buildings; Use Cone Deck 1 for screenings in McKnight Hall (in the Cone Center) and the Belk Gym.

With the release of her beautiful debut feature Chocolat in 1988, director Claire Denis appeared as a fully-formed, major talent who used stunningly composed wide shots, associative sequences of images, and an offbeat eye for detail to evoke the complex moods of Africa in the last decade of French colonial rule. Based on the director’s own childhood as the daughter of a French administrator in Africa, Chocolat is seen through the eyes of a French district officer’s little girl in a remote part of Cameroon. When a French plane crash-lands nearby, the district officer takes in its passengers, a group of colonial administrators and entrepreneurs who soon bring to light the many tensions underlying the family’s apparently sleepy existence, not least of which is the subtly conveyed but deeply sensual attraction between the mistress of the house and the handsome black houseboy Protée.

The film is subtitled.

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