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22 December 2021

The Kid - Charlie Chaplin
Orchestre de Cannes conducted by Jean Deroyer - Palais des Festivals et des Congrès, Théâtre Debussy

Program Info:
Charles Chaplin - The Kid
Arrangement by Timothy Brock

Charlie Chaplin's The Kid and its sequences that have been part of the collective imagination for a century now will be screened at the Palais des Festivals et des Congrès in Cannes, embellished with the soundtrack that the Cannes Orchestra will bring to life on the eve of the end of the season. year.
Treat yourself to an evening with the family and (re) immerse yourself in the tragicomic world of this immense masterpiece of silent cinema.

The tone of the film is established by the first card: "A film with a smile ... and maybe also, a tear", while another announces the story "The woman whose sin is to be a mother".

A destitute woman abandons her infant in a fancy car asking whoever finds her to take care of this child. But the car is stolen by two thugs who separate themselves from it a few streets away. Charlot, a poor glazier passing by, discovers the baby, tries to get rid of this new unwanted responsibility, but becomes attached to him. He is not at the end of his troubles ...

In 1971, 50 years after the film's release, Charlie Chaplin designed the score for The Kid, which covered the entire duration of the film. Chaplin joins forces with composers for the orchestration of his melodic ideas. There are nods to jazz, but also touches of waltz and forays into cabaret, so many different atmospheres to stick to the emotions released by the images.

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Last edited: 08 July 2021 - 12:00 hours