A documentary about the legendary Charlie Chaplin is heading our way next year, from the team behind Notes On Blindness.

Peter Middleton and James Spinney came to prominence for their superb documentary Notes On Blindness, released to great acclaim a few years’ back. Now they’ve turned their attention to one of the genuine titans of cinema, Mr Charlie Chaplin., with a brand new documentary.

Pearl Mackie narrates this one, that debuted at the London Film Festival a week or two back. We’ve got some way to wait for the film’s UK cinema bow, with a release on Friday March 4th earmarked. But we do have a trailer and a synopsis for the movie, and thought you might want to see it…

Trailer first.

And then that synopsis…

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?

More on the film closer to its release…

Thank you for visiting! If you’d like to support our attempts to make a non-clickbaity movie website:

Follow Film Stories on Twitter here, and on Facebook here.

Buy our Film Stories and Film Stories Junior print magazines here.

Become a Patron here.

Related Posts