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GIFFONI FILM FESTIVAL 1989 - 29 July.6 August

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Category: Edition 1989

A young French woman returns to the vast silence of West Africa to contemplate her childhood days in a colonial outpost in Cameroon. Her strongest memories are of the family's houseboy, Protee - a man of great nobility, intelligence and beauty - and the intricate nature of relationships in a racist society.

Original Title Chocolat
Italian Title Chocolat
Category Out of competition
Section Kids in the French Cinema
Tipology Feature Film
Duration 105'
Production Year 1988
Nationality France
Directed by Claire Denis
Screenplay Claire Denis, Jean-Pol Fargeau
Music Abdullah Ibrahim
Main cast Isaach De Bankolé, Giulia Boschi, François Cluzet

 regista Claire DenisCLAIRE DENIS

Claire Denis is a French director, screenwriter and actress famous for her study of the human condition with its intercultural tensions and family conflicts.
Born in Paris on April 21, 1948, but grew up in Africa up to 13 years. She graduated in 1972 from IDHEC, the French school of cinema and first worked as an assistant to Jacques Rivette, Costa-Gavras, Jim Jarmusch and Wim Wenders. Her debut film Chocolat (1988), a reflection on colonialism, has won criticism.