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Charlotte

English title: Charlotte
Original title: Charlotte
German title: Charlotte
Belgium, Canada, France, 2021

Director: Rana, Tahir & Warin, Eric
Production company: Balthazar Prod.,
Co-producers: January Films, Sons of Manual, Walking the Dog
Age recommendation: 12 years and up
Length: 92 min.
Film genre: Animation

Synopsis:
Charlotte is a testament to the power of art to endure, affront, and thrive, even in the face of impossible circumstances. This beautifully animated saga is based on the life of Charlotte Salomon, an aspiring painter living in Germany during the Nazi rise to power. As hard as it is to gain acceptance to the art academy as a girl, Charlotte’s Jewish background makes achieving her dream even harder, and soon her entire community’s existence is threatened. Eventually she is forced into exile with her difficult, emotionally distant grandparents before finding safe, loving harbor in the South of France. Charlotte’s new host wholeheartedly encourages her artmaking. The result is a decades-spanning, boldly ambitious visual autobiography that confronts the perils of war, a family legacy of mental illness, and dashed dreams.
(New York CFF 2022)

Festivals:
Toronto IFF 2021, Rome IFF 2021, New York CFF 2022 (awarded), Anima Brussels 2022

Website: balthazarprod.com/charlotte/

World sales address/es:
Sierra Affinity

Sold to:
Diaphana (FR)
Searchers, The (BE)