Nominated for five Oscars, including Best Picture, Lasse Hallström’s ‘Chocolat’ - based on the novel by Joanne Harris - is a charming tale led by a stellar cast including Juliette Binoche, Johnny Depp and Judie Dench.
The mysterious Vianne and her daughter arrive in the small repressed French village of Lansquenet-sous-Tannesopen and open a chocolate shop opposite the church. Her chocolate quickly shakes up the rigid morality of the community, coaxing the villagers to abandon themselves to temptation - just as Lent begins.
★★★★ "This is a treat. it's a rare showcase for the wonderful Binoche" - Kim Newman, Empire