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Chocolat with Chocolate Pairing by CXBO
“You don’t misbehave here. It’s just not done…if you don’t go to confession, if you don’t…serve your husband three meals a day, and give him children, and vacuum under his ass, then…then you’re…then you’re crazy.”
More than being a movie about romance and love, CHOCOLAT is a film about defying convention, breaking with tradition, and the relationships that women foster with one another in the face of adversity.
Set in a small town in France in 1959, following a major world war, CHOCOLAT follows the story of a mother and daughter who never settle down, and instead are driven by a magical, North wind to travel the country, and therapeutically awaken villagers with their chocolate creations.
Evoking a sense of mysticism and witchcraft, CHOCOLAT uses the sensory power of cacao to question the Church, and what is deemed sin. Chocolate plays a powerful role in exposing hypocrisy and pain in an otherwise traditional, Catholic village undergoing the period of Lent.
But in doing so, the creation of chocolate confections, cakes, and hot cocoa bring together a community of women who find the inner strength to go against the status quo for the sake of their own well-being.
And yes, there might be a romance or two.
CXBO (aka Chocolates x Brandon Olsen) is described as “the lovechild of chef/chocolatier Brandon Olsen and artist/filmmaker Sarah Keenlyside.” Their chocolates often draw inspiration from the food and art that the couple consume outside of their business. While “Brandon creates what goes inside the box, Sarah oversees what goes outside the box.” And together, they create a multi-sensory experience out of cacao.
Food in Film is sponsored by Meridian Credit Union
CHOCOLAT is proudly sponsored by Cacao Barry