Charlotte

Why use animation to tell such a harrowing story? In the hands of directors Warin and Rana and their creative colleagues, it's the perfect choice.

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Charlotte

Charlotte is an animated drama that tells the true story of Charlotte Salomon, a young German-Jewish painter who comes of age in Berlin on the eve of the second World War. Fiercely imaginative and deeply gifted, she dreams of becoming an artist. Her first love applauds her talent, which emboldens her resolve. But the world around her is changing quickly and dangerously, limiting her options and derailing her dream. When anti-Semitic policies inspire violent mobs, she leaves Berlin for the safety of the South of France. There she begins to paint again, and finds new love. But her work is interrupted, this time by a family tragedy that reveals an even darker secret. Believing that only the extraordinary will save her, she embarks on the monumental adventure of painting her life story.

Not Rated
Genre
Animated, Drama, French Cinema
Runtime
93
Language
French, English
Director
Tahir Rana
Éric Warin
Writer(s)
Erik Rutherford, David Bezmozgis
Cast
Keira Knightley, Brenda Blethyn, Jim Broadbent, Sam Claflin, Henry Czerny, Eddie Marsan, Helen McCrory, Sophie Okonedo, Mark Strong

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