Chocolat

Director:   Claire Denis
Year:   1988
Language:   French
Time:   105 minutes

An autobiographical film by Claire Denis, who returns to the vast silence of West Africa to contemplate her childhood days in a colonial outpost in Cameroon. Explores the intricate nature of relationships in a racist society. Won various awards at film festivals around the world.

Rated PG 13.

Links

Review from the Washington Post

Review by Roger Ebert

Article about "Chocolat" as an example of postcolonial cinema.

Filmography of director Claire Denis

Interview with Claire Denis

Analysis of the film's structure and characters (from a college humanities course)