CHOCOLAT is the beautiful and captivating comedy from the acclaimed director of THE CIDER HOUSE RULES! Nobody could have imagined the impact that the striking Vianne (Binoche) would make when she arrived in a tranquil, old-fashioned French town. In her very unusual chocolate shop, Vianne begins to create mouth-watering confections that almost magically inspire the strailaced villagers to abandon themselves to temptation and happiness! But it is not until another stranger, the handsome Roux arrives in town that Vianne is finally able to recognize her own desires!
Nominated: Best Picture, Best Actress in a Leading Role (Binoche), Best Actress in a Supporting Role (Dench), Best Writing - Screenplay Based on Material Previously Produced or Published, Best Music - Original Score, 2001 Academy Awards
An appealing comic fable aimed at those with a bittersweet tooth. -- Rita Kempley, WASHINGTON POST