Wednesday, February 02, 2005

Chocolat [Film]

[Miramax, 2000 PG-13] This delightful film offers an enchanting view of the small village of Lansquenet, France in 1959. Juliette Binoche, as Vianne, is marvelous as a chocolaterie who arrives during Lent to tempt and change the people of the village. Her chocolate is a rare special mixture that is tasty and spiritually medicinal. The cinematography is spectacular. The village, the river, and the drive of the wind all create a place of dreams, a place where change is not an ugly word. The nature of life in a conservative French village bites your nose. You will not regret seeing this film. Sit back and let the magic engulf you. [Nominated for Best Picture 2000]

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