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A Chaplin Evening at "Le Balzac" in Paris

Come celebrate the 20th anniversary of “Retour de Flamme” at Cinéma Le Balzac in Paris!

From 27 November to 16 December 2012, enjoy 20 unique film concerts of rare and restored films with a special guest at each screening.

Don’t miss their special Chaplin evening on 5 December at 8:30 pm, or their closing programme on 16 December at 4 pm, featuring a new restoration of The Rink!

Visit for further details.

Book your tickets directly at Le Balzac, or on the Fnac website.

Exhibition News


The Multimedia Complex of Actual Arts in Moscow (ex House of Photography) will be hosting the famous Chaplin exhibition, Chaplin in Pictures, from 29 November 2012 until 17 February 2013.


If you want to see the original Tramp costume, it is currently on display with many other Hollywood film costumes at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London until 27 January 2013. See the V&A website for details.

If you can’t make it to London, you can still check out the V&A’s iphone/ipad app, available on itunes.


Two of Chaplin’s films, A Woman of Paris and Monsieur Verdoux are part of the exhibition Paris vu par Hollywood at the Hôtel de Ville in Paris until 15 December 2012. Free entrance.


If you happen to be in Madrid between now and 5 January 2013, stop by the Fundación Canal to see 20 photographs of Chaplin in the exhibition, Mitografías - Mitos en la Intimidad. The exhibition aims to provide an original, close and personal vision of some of the 20th century’s most outstanding individuals through a collection of about 250 intimate, private, personal and family images largely unseen before by the general public.


The other nine personalities in the exhibition are Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dalí, Winston Churchill, Mahatma Gandhi, Albert Einstein, Marie Curie, Camilo José Cela, Ernest Hemingway and María Callas. Free entrance. See the Fundación Canal’s website for further details.


A clip from Limelight is currently featured in the exhibition, Music and Action at the Centro José Guerrero in Granada, Spain. The exhibition will run until 13 January 2012.


From 26 October 2012 until 20 January 2013, the Zentrum Paul Klee in Bern, Switzerland is hosting an exhibition called, The Angels of Klee. Klee’s works are surrounded by twelve video and photography installations by artists from the 1920’s up to the present, including a sequence of the film The Kid by Charlie Chaplin. See the Zentrum Paul Klee’s website for further details.


Chaplin Retrospective at the Institut Lumière in Lyon

From Saturday, November 10th to Sunday, January 6th, the Institut Lumière in Lyon, France is hosting a Charlie Chaplin retrospective, with the participation of MK2 and the Chaplin Association.

For the occasion, ten digitally restored feature films will be screened, as well as a selection of shorts and Richard Attenborough’s Chaplin.

There will also be two live orchestral film screenings of City Lights on December 8th and 9th at the Auditorium de Lyon, with the Orchestre national de Lyon playing Charlie Chaplin’s own score, conducted by Timothy Brock.


See further details at

De Charlot à Chaplin - A Retrospective

On October 24th, MK2 in France began its retrospective called De Charlot à Chaplin, featuring digitally-restored versions of 10 Chaplin films (The Kid, A Woman of Paris, The Gold Rush, The Circus, City Lights, Modern Times, The Great Dictator, Monsieur Verdoux, Limelight, A King in New York).

The films were remastered from the best existing material, scanned at high-quality 2k resolution, then digitally restored and graded. Before being scanned, much of the original material had already undergone photochemical restoration at the Cineteca di Bologna.

The films can be seen every Saturday and Sunday from now until the end of the year at the newly opened high-tech MK2 cinema at the Grand Palais in Paris. Reserve now at

Also in France, on November 18, 2012, “The Kid” will be screened in 33 Gaumont and Pathé cinemas, including 10 in Paris and its suburbs. Tickets and information may be found here.

Chaplin Archives in Bologna

The Cinematheque of Bologna has taken nearly 8 years to accomplish the colossal task of scanning and indexing all Chaplin’s Archives - images, scripts, manuscripts, letters and thousands of documents such as daily production reports, drawings, press-clippings, exhibitor books, programmes…

Fantastic resource for historians, film academics, biographers, journalists etc. who can apply for a full or partial access to this material in the context of a specific project.

Chaplin fans may also have a glimpse at it here :

"The Gold Rush" New Release.

The Gold Rush (DVD & Blu-ray) was released by Criterion in the US.

It has both the 1925 version and the 1942 version with the music composed by Chaplin specially adapted by Timothy Brock for our Live Performances.

It also has new bonuses and a wonderful cover.

You might be interested by the restoration details of Criterion.

We also recommend reading some intersting insights on “The Gold Rush” in the New York Times notably the evolution of Georgia Hales character from one version to the other.

Chaplin Glam

Gilmar launched the Fall/Winter 2012-2013 Iceberg men collection during the Milan Fashion week last Monday with a licence for Chaplin T shirts.