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We're thrilled to be able to present THE REAL CHARLIE CHAPLIN as part of our CFF@Home Online Exclusive strand.

From the award-winning creative team behind Notes on Blindness and Listen to Me Marlon comes a contemporary take on cinema's most iconic figure. In an innovative blend of newly-unearthed audio recordings, dramatic reconstructions and personal archive, the film traces Charlie Chaplin's meteoric rise from the slums of Victorian London to the heights of Hollywood superstardom, before his scandalous fall from grace.


Refracting his life through a kaleidoscope of previously unheard voices and perspectives, the film sheds new light on the many sides of a groundbreaking, controversial and visionary artist. For decades he was the most famous man in the world but who was The Real Charlie Chaplin?

  • Year
    2021
  • Runtime
    94 minutes
  • Language
    English
  • Country
    United States
  • Rating
    CFF 15
  • Director
    Peter Middleton, James Spinney
  • Cast
    Pearl Mackie, Jeff Rawle, Paul Ryan