Wed 16 - Sun 27 Feb

The Great Dictator

Cert. PG

Classics, Special Screenings

125 mins

in English

USA | 1940 | dir. Charles Chaplin with Charles Chaplin

In his controversial masterpiece, Charlie Chaplin offers both a cutting caricature of Adolf Hitler and a sly tweaking of his own comic persona. Chaplin, in his first pure talkie, brings his sublime physicality to two roles: the cruel yet clownish “Tomainian” dictator and the kindly Jewish barber who is mistaken for him. Featuring Jack Oakie and Paulette Goddard in stellar supporting turns, The Great Dictator, boldly going after the fascist leader before the U.S.’s official entry into World War II, is an audacious amalgam of politics and slapstick that culminates in Chaplin’s famously impassioned speech.

Wed 16 Feb 8.25pm
Sun 20 Feb 4.30pm

This classic is screening on the occasion of the release of the documentary The Real Charlie Chaplin from 18 Feb at Ciné Lumière

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