Published on June 17th, 2017

We have fifteen in-season double passes to see MONSIEUR CHOCOLAT courtesy of Transmission Films.

Here’s a brief synopsis:

Omar Sy (The Intouchables, Samba) stars in the French-Language film, MONSIEUR CHOCOLAT which is based on the life of Rafael Padilla – a former Cuban-born slave, who became a performer in France during the Belle Epoque era. Padilla was born in Cuba in 1868 and was sold into slavery at the age of 9, to a Portuguese merchant. After escaping slavery, he traveled to Paris and launched a career in the circus,

captivating the French with his talents as a singer and dancer, and as a clown, working under the stage name ‘Chocolat’.

The unprecedented duo he forms with Footit (James Thierrée) is very popular with audiences in Belle Epoque Paris, until easy money, gambling and discrimination

take their toll on their friendship and Chocolat’s career. It’s the singular story of an exceptional artist.

To be in the running send an email to prizes@timeoffmedia with “CHOCOLAT” in the subject line and tell us the name of James Theirée’s great grandfather. Entrants must be subscribers to our newsletter (see home page). Please include your best postal address. Winners announced by return email. QLD addresses only. One entry per person. No entries via third party sites. Comp closes June 20, 2017.