Alliance Francaise French Film Festival 2017
Alliance Francaise French Film Festival 2017
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"WITH THE HELP OF EVOCATIVE PRODUCTION DESIGN AND PARIS LOCATIONS, ZEM AND HIS CAST HAVE BROUGHT BACK TO LIFE AN ENTERTAINMENT PIONEER." - NY TIMES
Film Category
  • MONSIEUR CHOCOLAT
  • MONSIEUR CHOCOLAT
  • MONSIEUR CHOCOLAT
  • MONSIEUR CHOCOLAT

MONSIEUR CHOCOLAT

 CHOCOLAT

FRANCE • DRAMA • 119 MINS • 2015 • M
Directed by: ROSCHDY ZEM
Starring: Omar Sy, James Thierrée, Noémie Lvovsky, Frédéric Pierrot
This lively and unmissable box-office hit details the fascinating rise-and-fall story of the first popular Afro-Cuban artist of the French stage. Lavishly set in stunning Belle Époque Paris, it is beautifully realised through the energised performances of the charismatic Omar Sy (The Intouchables, 2011) and real-life circus-performer (and grandson of Charlie Chaplin), James Thierrée.

During the late 1800s, former slave Chocolat (Sy) is making a living in a provincial French circus performing the role of a tooth-baring cannibal named Kalanka — a surprisingly novel spectacle for the country people who have never seen a black man before. It is here that he impresses established performer George Footit (Thierrée) who takes him under his wing. Together, they develop a routine which catapults them to stardom, glamour and riches in Paris’ Nouveau Cirque. However, the satisfaction of success can only last so long as Chocolat’s desire for equality begins to take hold.

As entertaining as it is timely, Monsieur Chocolat blends sharp and impressive physical comedy with moving compassion, gloriously restoring the great legacy of this trailblazing artist.

French with English subtitles

 

Sessions


      Opening Night, Closing Night          Special Event, Q&A


BUY 4:00 PMSaturday 25 March Chauvel Cinema
BUY 6:15 PMSunday 26 March Palace Norton St.
BUY 2:10 PMMonday 27 March Palace Norton St.
BUY 6:00 PMTuesday 28 March Chauvel Cinema
BUY 4:00 PMThursday 30 March Palace Norton St.
BUY 6:30 PMFriday 31 March Palace Norton St.ENCORE SCREENING
BUY 3:30 PMSaturday 25 March Kino Cinemas
BUY 6:45 PMSaturday 25 March Palace Balwyn
BUY 1:50 PMSunday 26 March Palace Westgarth
BUY 4:10 PMSunday 26 March Palace Brighton Bay
BUY 8:40 PMSunday 26 March Palace Cinema Como
BUY 1:40 PMMonday 27 March Palace Cinema Como
BUY 8:45 PMMonday 27 March Palace BalwynENCORE SCREENING
BUY 1:45 PMTuesday 28 March Palace Brighton Bay
BUY 6:00 PMTuesday 28 March Kino Cinemas
BUY 9:15 PMTuesday 28 March Palace WestgarthENCORE SCREENING
BUY 2:00 PMWednesday 29 March Palace Westgarth
BUY 8:45 PMWednesday 29 March Palace Brighton BayENCORE SCREENING
BUY 6:30 PMSaturday 1 April Kino CinemasENCORE SCREENING
BUY 6:15 PMSunday 26 March Electric
BUY 2:10 PMMonday 27 March Electric
BUY 1:50 PMThursday 30 March Electric
BUY 8:50 PMFriday 31 March Electric
BUY 3:40 PMSunday 2 April Electric
BUY 6:15 PMMonday 27 March Palace Barracks
BUY 4:00 PMWednesday 29 March Palace Centro
BUY 4:10 PMFriday 31 March Palace Barracks
BUY 4:00 PMSaturday 1 April Palace Centro
BUY 6:00 PMTuesday 4 April Palace Centro
BUY 1:45 PMThursday 6 April Palace Barracks
BUY 8:40 PMSaturday 8 April Palace Centro
BUY 4:00 PMFriday 31 March Palace Nova
BUY 6:00 PMWednesday 5 April Palace Nova
BUY 4:00 PMWednesday 12 April Palace Nova
BUY 4:00 PMSaturday 15 April Palace Nova
BUY 8:50 PMTuesday 18 April Palace Nova
BUY 3:50 PMSunday 23 April Palace Nova
 6:30 PMMonday 27 March Cinema Paradiso
 1:30 PMSaturday 1 April Luna on SX
 11:00 AMWednesday 5 April Windsor
BUY 6:00 PMFriday 31 March State Cinema
BUY 11:00 AMSunday 9 April Casula Powerhouse Arts Center

Not showing in Parramatta.

 

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