In the 1950s, single mother Vianne Rocher (Binoche) and her 6-year-old daughter move to the small
French town of Lansquenet-sous-Tannes, where Vianne opens a chocolate shop, during Lent, across from
the town's church (and she's open on Sundays). As you'd imagine in a small town, her wares are soon
adored and consumed by the locals, but not without some resentment and opposition. In addition to
Vianne's story, this is an ensemble piece drama about the many locals who frequent the chocolate shop,
and the "Grand Festival of Chocolate" that Vianne holds... on Easter Sunday.
Received five Academy Award nominations for Best Actress in a Leading Role, Best Supporting Actress, Best Original Music Score, Best Picture and Best Screenplay Based on Material Previously Produced or Published.