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‘Charlotte’: First Clip For Animated Film Starring Keira Knightley, Sam Claflin, Helen McCrory, More — TIFF

Charlotte

EXCLUSIVE: Here’s your first clip for animated film Charlotte, which is getting its world premiere today at the Toronto Film Festival.

Two-time Oscar nominee Keira Knightley leads cast alongside Oscar nominee Brenda Blethyn, Oscar winner Jim Broadbent, Sam Claflin, Henry Czerny, Eddie Marsan, the late Helen McCrory, Oscar nominee Sophie Okonedo, and Mark Strong.

The Canada-France-Belgium animated drama is directed by Eric Warin and Tahir Rana. It depicts 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.

The project is inspired by the autobiographical painting series “Life? or Theatre?” by Salomon. The French version of Charlotte will feature the voices of Oscar winner Marion Cotillard and Romain Duris.

Sierra/Affinity is handling global sales. Elevation will distribute the movie in Canada. MK2 Mile End is releasing the film in Quebec, The Searchers in Benelux, and Diaphana in France.

Pic is written by Erik Rutherford and David Bezmozgis. Producers are Julia Rosenberg, with Jérôme Dopffer, Eric Goossens, Anton Roebbens; and executive producers are Knightley, Cotillard, Morgan Emmery, Jean-Charles Levy, Cédric Iland, Bastien Sirodot, Robert Lantos, Jim Sternberg, Joe Iacono, Mark Musselman Nancy Grant, and Xavier Dolan. Co-producers include Christina Rotsaert, Patrick Puzenat, and Thierry Dechilly.

Charlotte is a January Films, Les Productions Balthazar, Walking the Dog production in association with Telefilm Canada, Trinity Media Financing, Umedia, Serendipity Point Films, Centre National du Cinéma et de l’Image Animée, Eurimages, Crave, CBC Films, Ontario Creates, Screen Flanders, Région Nouvelle-Aquitaine, Flanders Audiovisual Fund, and Sons of Manual.

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