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Animated Film 'Charlotte' Trailer About Painter Charlotte Salomon

"You have no idea how hard a life in art is." Good Deed Entertainment has revealed an official US trailer for an indie animated film called Charlotte, a Canadian-French-Belgian co-production that was created mainly up in Toronto. This initially premiered at the 2021 Toronto Film Festival last year and it's getting a limited US release this April in limited theaters. The film tells the story of a German-Jewish artist named Charlotte Salomon, who moves to Berlin just before the beginning of WWII. She soon flees to the South of France, and defies incredible odds to create a timeless masterpiece collection of paintings - they were published in a book called "Life? or Theatre?" - one of the original graphic novels. Charlotte has an English-language voice cast featuring Keira Knightley as Charlotte, Brenda Blethyn, Jim Broadbent, Sam Claflin, Eddie Marsan, the late Helen McCrory, Sophie Okonedo, and Mark Strong. This looks like a very moving story of perseverance and artistic expression, although the animation seems a bit lackluster.
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New Animated Biopic Shows How Artist Charlotte Salomon Persevered Amid World War II Horrors

During her short life, artist Charlotte Salomon was little known. But in the years since she was killed at Auschwitz in 1943, at age 26, Salomon’s art and life story have been preserved. She’s been the subject of museum shows, books, theater productions, and now an animated biopic called Charlotte, which premiered this week at the Toronto International Film Festival. Keira Knightley voices Salomon, and Sam Claflin (best known for his role as Finnick Odair in “The Hunger Games” movies) stars as the artist’s love interest, Alexander Nagler. That filmmakers, Éric Warin and Tahir Rana, were able to attract these A-list actors is a sign that Salomon is anything but under-recognized now.
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