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THE DAY OF CHOCOLATE is a delightful adaptation of the award-winning book by Anna Onichimowska under the same title about the adventures of Monika and Dawid. It is a tale about longing, love and the power of children’s imagination which makes the impossible possible, forever changing the life of all protagonists. The film balances between the real and the fantasy world of 8-year-old Dawid and his peer neighbour Monika who together discover mysterious creatures that devour Mondays, Tuesdays and other days of the week and face the evil witch who steals precious memories from children. They’re also going to uncover the mystery of the old clock and wake up the Time Hopper who will help them cross the gate to a place where time rules are completely different... Will they manage to make their dream come true and go back in time?
THE DAY OF CHOCOLATE won the Cannes’ Krzysztof Kieslowski ScripTeast Award, a project supporting young Central and Eastern European screenwriters. The decision to award the prize reasoned that the film tells with great sensitivity and lively imagination an enchanting story about a seemingly difficult topic: how children react to death.
WINNER: INIS Prize by the Professional Jury, Montréal International Children’s Film Festival I 2019
WINNER: Teachers’ Award, 36. International Young Audience Film Festival, Ale Kino Poznań I 2019
NOMINATED: Golden Claw, Gdynia Polish Film Festival I 2018
NOMINATED: Grand Jantar, Koszalinski Festiwal Debiutow Filmowych Mlodzi i Film I 2018
SELECTED: Busan International Kids and Youth Film Festival I 2019
Sunday 1st November
Jacek Piotr Bławut
Polish with English subtitles
Palace Norton Street