Chocolat

SUMMARY:

FILM: ‘Chocolat’ from Roschdy Zem (2016, 110 mins) – starring Omar Sy (2012 César Award, Best Actor) and James Thiérrée
☞DATE & TIME: Friday 18th March – film-themed cocktail available from 8pm (€5); screening starts at 9:15pm
☞CINEMA: Studio 28, 10 rue Tholozé, Montmartre 75018 Paris
☞TICKETS: Concession price of €7.50 applies to all! Only available at the door (please arrive early to avoid disappointment and bring cash as Studio 28 does not accept cards)

DETAILS:

Lost in Frenchlation are back this Friday 18th March and we’re excited to bring you ‘Chocolat’ – the much anticipated 2016 French box office hit starring Omar Sy (2012 César Award winner, Best Actor, ‘Intouchables’) and James Thiérrée (celebrated theatre director and actor, and grandson of Charlie Chaplin)!

Join us from 8pm at Cinema Studio 28 – perfectly located within the heart of Montmartre and boasting one of Paris’ most well-renown cinema rooms – where you can enjoy a film-themed cocktail (€5) with friends and Paris’ international community before the screening starts at 9:15pm.

‘From circus to theater, from anonymity to fame, the incredible destiny of Chocolat the clown (Omar Sy), the first black stage performer in France. The unprecedented duo he forms with Footit (James Thierrée) is very popular in Belle Époque Paris, until easy money, gambling and discrimination take their toll on their friendship and Chocolat’s career. The singular story of an exceptional artist.’
– Official synopsis

Coincidently released to hit cinemas at the same time as this year’s controversial Oscars Awards ceremony, ‘Chocolat’ is sure to entertain with the epic story of an infamous rise and fall, as well as with its commentary on France’s history of racial tension.

‘Blending sharp physical comedy with lots of compassion, Sy does a fantastic job channeling the spirit of a man caught between his desire to be rich and free and the gradual recognition that he’s still only someone else’s whipping boy… Known more for his theater performances than for his film work, Thiérrée is equally convincing as a serious, career-minded clown who happens to be more colorblind than those around him, yet refuses to change up a racist routine that all of Paris cherishes. Footit’s circus scenes are truly remarkable, with the acrobatic Thiérrée evoking a very Chaplin-esque character (they even look alike, save for the mustache) that actually makes the big top seem exciting again.’
– The Hollywood Reporter

Don’t miss your chance to experience what’s sure to be one of France’s biggest hits of 2016 with English subtitles and in true Parisian style – at the cinema!