American Cinematheque presents...

An Evening With Lasse Hallstrom


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We are pleased to welcome Swedish director Lasse Hallstrom (THE CIDER HOUSE RULES, WHAT'S EATING GILBERT GRAPE) to the Egyptian Theatre during his visit to the US this month. We will have an in-depth conversation with him following  a screening of his latest film CHOCOLAT (2000, MIRAMAX) starring Juliette Binoche, Lena Olin, Johnny Depp and Judi Dench. Also screening is his charming, Academy Award nominated coming of age story MY LIFE AS A DOG (1985) about a Swedish boy who is sent to live with relatives when his mother falls terminally ill.

Friday, January 5, 2001 / 7:00 PM

Double Feature!

CHOCOLAT (121 min.)

Juliette Binoche stars as Vianne Rosher, a chocolate shop owner who not only gets people to talk about their forbidden fruits, but also has the ability to make people happily indulge in them. She, along with her daughter, Anouk (Victoire Thivisol), moves into a quiet French village during Lent and opens her chocolate shop. This comic fable is about how just one taste of life's pleasures can change a person, a relationship and a town. This is a tale of temptation, repression and the liberating powers of the senses - the comedic story of an escalating small-town war and fears aroused by the arrival of a mysterious chocolate shop.

Discussion with Lasse Hallstrom.

MY LIFE AS A DOG (101 min.)

Set in beautiful Swedish villages in 1959, 'My life as a dog' focuses on the joys and sadnesses of growing boy, Ingemar. His mother's terminal illness requires Ingemar to be sent to live away from home, and this is the catalyst for him to meet a whole cast of characters and to experience life in a way he never has before.