Chocolat is a novel by Joanne Harris. It tells the story of a young widowed mother who arrives in an oppressed French village and uses her chocolate to bring joy to people's lives.
In 2000, the book was adapted to film by Robert Nelson Jacobs. It was directed by Lasse Hallström and starred Juliette Binoche, Alfred Molina, Carrie-Anne Moss, Judi Dench, Johnny Depp, Hugh O'Conor, Lena Olin, Peter Stormare and Leslie Caron.
Academy Awards nominations
Best Actress in a Leading Role (Juliette Binoche);
Best Actress in a Supporting Role (Judi Dench);
Best Music, Original Score;
Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material Previously Produced or Published.