In this whimsical fable set in a small, tranquil and traditional town, Vianne, opens a “chocolaterie” with mysterious and irresistible confections. Her ability to select just the right chocolate for someone slowly starts to win the town over, but also gains her a powerful enemy. (PSIFF 2001) Free community screening sponsored by Desert Care Network.
"Based on the acclaimed novel by Joanne Harris, Chocolat is pure magic. It is a whimsical fable set in a small tranquil and traditional town in postwar France. The arrival of Vianne and her daughter Anouk sets the town astir as little else has in the last 100 years. Vianne opens a "chocolaterie" which contains new, mysterious and irresistible confections. Her ability to perceive each person's personal desires and select just the right chocolate for them, slowly starts to win the town over. It also creates a powerful enemy in Comte de Reynaud, who believes life should be dedicated to conquering weakness and feels Vianne's wickedly delicious chocolates will threaten the very moral fiber of the town. The battle line is drawn between them and the town must decide whether to follow their traditional ways, or abandon themselves to their newfound taste of freedom. Beautifully shot, wonderfully acted and directed, Chocolat is truly a sumptuous feast for the senses." -PSIFF 2001