CHAPLIN AND THE DICTATOR
Currated by Kate Guyonvarch, Sam Stourdzé, Mathilde Thibault-Starzyk
Exhibition co-produced by Les Rencontres d’Arles, Roy Export S.A.S, the Institut pour la photographie and Chaplin’s World of Corsier-sur-Vevey
The Institut pour la photographie joins forces with the Rencontres d’Arles for the co-production of the exhibition devoted to the film Charlie Chaplin’s The Great Dictator produced in 1940, on the occasion of his 80th birthday. This political satire of the Nazi regime and more particularly of the Hitler figure, carried out despite pressure from the German government, was Chaplin’s most commercially successful film. Through unpublished documents – film extracts, photographs and various archives – the exhibition reveals the context of creation, production and distribution of the Chaplin first true sound film.