21698Image 01 68 Charlotte paints in her studio


Year 2021
Runtime 92 mins
Language English
Alberta Premiere
  • In-Cinema Only

CHARLOTTE is an animated drama that tells the true story of Charlotte Salomon, a young German-Jewish painter who comes of age in Berlin on the cusp of the Second World War.

Fiercely imaginative and deeply gifted, Charlotte dreams of becoming an artist, 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 before her work is interrupted, this time by a family tragedy that reveals a dark secret. Believing that only an extraordinary act will save her, she embarks on the monumental adventure of painting her life story.

Keira Knightly leads an all-star voice cast that perfectly compliments the sumptuous visuals of Canadian directors Eric Warin and Tahir Rana.

Content advisory: suicide, ethnic violence, racism, war trauma, sexual content (animated)


Belgium Canada France
Toronto International Film Festival 2021
Tahir Rana, Eric Warin
Julia Rosenberg, Jérôme Dopffer, Eric Goossens, Anton Roebben
Erik Rutherford, David Bezmozgis
Keira Knightley, Jim Broadbent, Brenda Blethyn, Mark Strong, Sam Claflin, Helen Mccrory