/ Cameroon, drama, 1988, 105 min.
De Bankole, Francois Cluzet, Michelle Perrier
French colony in Africa. The main heroine, a small girl, watches the
surrounding world simple-heartedly and does not realize how black
people are treated by white colonists (and they are treated
exceptionally bad). With age, she opens her eyes to the inhumanity of
the ruling system. How did her past influence the present times?
Warmly welcomed, nominated for the César Award and the Golden Palm
in Cannes, Claire Denis’ film presents a remarkably interesting
approach towards social inequalities, as seen by a sensitive woman.
At the same time, Chocolat
asks important questions regarding humanism and the traces of
powerful events from childhood which remain inside of us forever.