Monsieur Chocolat

Cast: Omar Sy, James Thiérrée

French with English subtitles

A circus star fights his oppressors.

Rated CTC (check the classification)*

Director ROSCHDY ZEM

UWA Somerville

ECU Joondalup Pines

Tickets $13.50–$18

  • Drama
  • Biographical

Awards & Reviews

‘Superbly performed.’

About

A circus star fights his oppressors.

In rural French circuses in 1897, Cuban Rafael Padilla startles audiences as the clown ‘Chocolat’. A wickedly skilled performer, he makes easy money as the butt of jokes, playing to the crowd as the stereotypical ‘wild savage’ of the colonies. But Padilla is so much more than a willing fall-guy. Seizing the chance to make it big in Paris as one half of ground- breaking duo ‘Foottit and Chocolat’, Padilla becomes a pioneering black star, but grows conscious of the racism surrounding him. A vibrant film that enlightens as it entertains.

*classification information will be listed here as soon as it is available. If you would like advice on any film’s content please contact the box office.

Dates, Times & Access

UWA Somerville

110mins
Fully surtitled
Wheelchair access
 
Map

ECU Joondalup Pines

110mins
Fully surtitled
Wheelchair access
 
Map

Tickets

Film Ticket Packages

Film Ticket Packages

Flexible 6- and 12-pack vouchers are not date-stamped and may be used for entry on any one night to any film at either venue throughout both seasons. Ticket redemption at the gate is no longer required. Entry is subject to venue capacity. Venues include entry by general admission. Saving seats for friends does not guarantee them entry unless they hold a valid ticket for that evening’s screening. Single tickets purchased over the phone or online will incur a booking fee.

Cast & Crew

Roschdy Zem

Writer-Director

The following Australian short film will show before Monsieur Chocolat

Primitive Nostalgia 
Director Caroline Garcia, 5mins
 

In this smart, sashaying short film, visual artist Caroline Garcia inserts herself into the dance scenes of classic films. This witty collage of ‘exotic’ dance is a sly satire on the way local cultures are sampled for the movie myth-machine.

Blog

You May Also Like

Sponsors

Supported By