Mike Leigh, Michel Hazanavicius & Bérénice Bejo Discuss Chaplin's Tramp

One of contemporary Britain's most renowned directors, Mike Leigh, discusses Chaplin with British film historian, television documentary-maker, filmmaker, author, and film editor, Kevin Brownlow, on June 27, 2014 at the Birth of the Tramp Celebration:



In the video below, French director Michel Hazanavicius, whose 2011 film The Artist won five Academy Awards, and the film's leading actress, Bérénice Bejo, discuss Charlie Chaplin's iconic Tramp character on June 28, 2014 at the Birth of the Tramp Conference in Bologna (video in French):



Click here to see our previous post with videos of Alexander Payne and Vincenzo Mollica speaking about the Tramp at the Birth of the Tramp Conference at the Cineteca di Bologna.


Alexander Payne and Vincenzo Mollica Speak about The Tramp

Watch American film director, screenwriter, and producer, Alexander Payne's closing remarks on June 28th, 2014 at the Birth of the Tramp Celebration, organized by Association Chaplin and the Cineteca di Bologna:



In the next video below, Vincenzo Mollica, Italian journalist and author, speaks about Chaplin and Fellini on Saturday, June 28th, 2014 at the Birth of the Tramp Conference in Bologna (video in Italian):




Australia: Charles Chaplin - Screen Legend

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This October, Foxtel and FOX Classics Australia present Charles Chaplin - Screen Legend, a month-long celebration to commemorate the centenary of Chaplin's first appearance on film as the iconic Little Tramp character.

Over four Sunday afternoons, starting October 5, FOX Classics’ Mr Movies Bill Collins will introduce a selection of Chaplin’s films from the silent era through to the talkies.

“His films make you laugh a lot but they make you cry too. They are an experience in sight and sound with moments you will never forget,” Mr Collins said.

Sunday October 5
Midday - A Dog’s Life
12.35pm - A Day’s Pleasure
1.00pm - The Kid

Sunday October 12
Midday - The Circus
1.15pm - City Lights

Sunday October 19
Midday - Modern Times
1.30pm - The Great Dictator

Sunday October 26
Midday - The Gold Rush
1.15pm - Limelight

Also, on October 5 at 8.30pm, FOX Classics’ Sunday Night at the Movies feature will be director Richard Attenborough’s Chaplin, starring Robert Downey Jr in the title role.

For details, visit the Fox Classics website.


New Edition of "Charlot" by Philippe Soupault

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"Charlot was the hero of our times, a universal hero, the man who made the world both laugh and cry.
I merely wanted to record the Little Fellow's story [...]"

Published in French for the first time by Plon in 1931, then in its definitive version in 1957, Philippe Soupault's Charlot has been reissued this year by Gallimard, a hundred years after the creation of Chaplin's iconic Little Fellow.

This story is neither Charlie Chaplin's biography nor a critical analysis of his films, but a biography of the Tramp character. Inspired by Chaplin's films, Philippe Soupault tells his story.

The book is available in French on Amazon.


Chaplin Shorts in MK2 Cinemas in France



To celebrate the centennial of the iconic Little Tramp, MK2 cinemas in France are screening a selection of eight Charlie Chaplin shorts, from the 24th of September to the 5th of November. Tickets are only 4€ for everyone!

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  • A Dog's Life
  • A Day's Pleasure
  • Shoulder Arms
  • The Idle Class
  • The Pilgrim
  • Kid Auto Races at Venice
  • Sunnyside
  • Pay Day

For schedules : http://bit.ly/mk2boutchou and http://bit.ly/mk2junior


Collectable Chaplin DVDs with Le Soir

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To celebrate the 125th anniversary of Charlie Chaplin's birth and the centennial of the iconic Little Tramp, the Belgian magazine Le Soir is releasing a collection of 10 DVDs/booklets of his most famous films. The DVDs are available on Thursdays with Le Soir newspaper.

Each booklet will feature an interview with a well-known Belgian artist on Chaplin.

For further information, visit the Le Soir website.


Charlie Chaplin at Pordenone!

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The 33rd Pordenone Silent Film Festival will take place from October 4th to October 11th, 2014.

Among many other silent films, several screenings of Chaplin films are scheduled in tribute to the centenary of his iconic Tramp. The closing show of the festival is a live performance of City Lights, with Chaplin's own score restored by Timothy Brock and conducted by Günter Buchwald. Further tribute to Chaplin will be paid by Ichiro Kataoka, the celebrated Japanese benshi, who will perform with four Chaplin Keystone shorts - a recognition both of Chaplin's universality and the versatility required of the traditional Japanese film 'explainer'.

For full festival information, visit the Pordenone Silent Film Festival website.