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17 March 2021 Tokyo (Japan)
Cinema Vol.5 Chaplin
New Japan Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Timothy Brock - Sumida Triphony Hall
Program Info: Charles Chaplin - City Lights
Chaplin, known as a perfectionist, directed, produced, wrote, edited and starred, and for the first time in charge of music himself, completed three years of production, a masterpiece of silent film that shines brilliantly in film history. . Enjoy the crystal of Chaplin's art that still wraps people around the world in laughter and tears, such as lol boxing scenes and the most inspiring last scene in movie history that can not be seen without tears!
Synopsis One day, a wandering gentleman, Charlie (Charles Chaplin), meets a blind flower vendor (Virginia Cheryl) on a street corner and falls in love with her beauty at first sight. She assumes that the man is a rich gentleman. Charlie, dressed as a gentleman in front of her daughter, finds out that her daughter's house is poor and she has to pay her rent, and if she doesn't pay her by tomorrow, she will be forced out. In addition, eye surgery is required. Charlie, who wants to help her daughter, struggles to make money.
Director / Production / Screenplay / Starring / Music: Charles Chaplin America premiere January 1931, Japan premiere January 1934 Screening time: 86 minutes Used video: 2K digital remastered version by restoration of Cineteca di Bologna (Japan With subtitles, audio guide service for the visually impaired)