Critically acclaimed TIFF world premiere Charlotte will enjoy a U.S. release next month, screening in select theaters in New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco, followed by more cities to be announced. Good Deed Entertainment (Loving Vincent) is handling the stateside release.
The animated feature tells the true story of Charlotte Salomon, a young German-Jewish artist who comes of age on the eve of the Second World War and defies incredible odds to create a timeless masterpiece. Two-time Academy Award nominee Keira Knightley leads the English-language voice cast.
Theatrical engagements announced today:
- New York — Opens Friday, April 22 at Quad Cinema
- Los Angeles —Opens Friday, April 22 at Laemmle Royal (West L.A.) & Laemmle Playhouse 7 (Pasadena)
- San Francisco — Opens Friday, April 29 at Landmark’s Open Plaza & Landmark’s Shattuck Cinemas
Synopsis: Fiercely imaginative and deeply gifted, Charlotte Solomon 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.
Directed by Éric Warin (Leap!) and Tahir Rana, the English-language voice cast led by Knightley also features Academy Award winner Jim Broadbent, Academy Award nominee Brenda Blethyn, Sam Claflin, Eddie Marsan, the late Helen McCrory, Academy Award nominee Sophie Okonedo, and Mark Strong.
The French version of the film, starring Marion Cotillard, will make its U.S. debut at a festival to be announced soon.
Charlotte is produced by January Films, Balthazar Productions and Walking The Dog.