Vevey, Switzerland English actor, director, and writer The film actor, director, and writer Charlie Chaplin was one of the most original creators in the history of movies. His performances as "the tramp"—a sympathetic comic character with ill-fitting clothes and a mustache—won admiration from audiences across the world.
April 30, Charlie Chaplin documentary will take us deeper into iconic figure Altitude and Showtime have announced today that they are teaming up in representing worldwide rights to Chaplin, the upcoming second feature documentary from Peter Middleton and James Spinney, three-time BAFTA nominees for Notes on Blindness.
Altitude is handling international rights for the film and will be introducing the project to buyers at Cannes.
Showtime has North American rights. Altitude has also acquired distribution rights to the film for the UK and Ireland. It will act as a shooting location for sequences set during the latter stages of his life.
Groundbreaking, controversial, outspoken, visionary; for decades he was the most famous man in the world — but who was the real Charlie Chaplin?
As an unparalleled innovator and agitator in the field of cinema, Chaplin is a fitting subject for this ground-breaking film. Peter Middleton and James Spinney said: To find new perspectives on the life and work of one of the icons of the 20th century, who has left an indelible mark on popular culture, is a huge and exciting challenge.
This will be Chaplin as never seen or heard before revealed through the breathtaking beauty and innovatory techniques that Peter and James bring to their filmmaking.
Their creatively innovative approach to such an iconic figure as Chaplin promises a definitive and vivid portrait, making this pioneering figure of early cinema relevant to 21st century young audiences as much as classic film fans.
And through the wonderful Kate Guyonvarch, who runs the Chaplin estate, we have exclusive access to the entire Chaplin library, an extraordinary collection of materials.
Mixed with breathtaking new audio of Chaplin speaking about his life and work it is truly humbling to be making such an exciting film about the father of cinema.
When Ben Limberg approached me with the idea of Charlie Chaplin as a subject, I saw the stars aligning.The greatest icon in the history of cinema, Charlie Chaplin lived one of the most dramatic rags to riches stories ever told.
His life was marked by extraordinary contrasts: the child of London slums who became a multimillionaire; the on-screen clown who was a driven perfectionist behind the cameras; the adulated star who publicly fell from grace after personal and political scandal.
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