The Day of Chocolate

Director: Jacek Piotr Bławut

directed by Jacek Piotr Bławut written by Jacek Piotr Bławut, Anna Onichimowska director of photography Radosław Ładczuk production design by Jagna Dobesz costume design by Sandra Kowalska make-up by Magdalena Kakietek sound on set by Tomasz Wieczorek sound postproduction by Radosław Ochnio edited by Katarzyna Boniecka production manager Robert Feluch producer Anna Bławut-Mazurkiewicz produced by Aura Film co-produced by Studio Filmowe Rabarbar, DI Factory, Instytucja Filmowa Silesia-Film, Kijora co-financed by The Polish Film Institue distribution in Poland Next Film

cast Julia Odzimek, Leo Stubbs, Marek Bukowski, Magdalena Cielecka, Witold Dębicki, Tomasz Kot, Barbara Kurzaj, Katarzyna Kwiatkowska, Dawid Ogrodnik, Tomasz Sobczak, Katarzyna Zawadzka

colour, 85′

Poland 2017

 

Two houses deep in a forest. A young boy lives with his mother in one of these houses. He has a secret he would like to share with someone — but who could that be? An unlikely friendship between Dawid and Monika begins when the two become neighbours. At first wary, Dawid slowly lets himself be seduced by the crazy Monika, to the extent that he shares his secret with her. After that, nothing will be the same. Zuzia the cat stops being an ordinary cat. So does the attic, and the large clock in the attic. But Monika has a secret of her own. She wants to visit her dead grandmother, whom she believes to be living in Hawaii as a hula dancer. Trying to escape reality and make their desires come true, the kids enter the world on the other side of the clock and meet various curious characters. It is their way of coping with the loss of a loved one. A contemporary fable about the power of friendship, about time, and about feline intuition.