This exhibition invites you to rediscover the work of the master of silent cinema in its musical dimension and, more broadly, in its close relationship to dance, rhythm, the illusion of speech and sound, all rigorously "orchestrated" in each of his works.
Charles Spencer Chaplin, born April 16, 1889 and died December 25, 1977 in Corsier-sur-Vevey (Switzerland), is a British actor, director, screenwriter, producer and composer who became an idol of silent cinema thanks to his character Charlot.
Chaplin grew up in misery between an absent father and a mother in great financial difficulties, both artists of music hall. At the age of five, he made his first appearance on stage. At 19, he is noticed by the impresario Fred Karno and carries out a tour in the United States. He first appeared at the movies in 1914 in the film "To make a living".
In 1918, he became one of the most famous personalities in the world.
He later co-founded the United Artist company and thus gained complete control over his works
In 1972, the Academy of Motion Arts and Sciences presented him with an Oscar of Honor for his invaluable contribution to the film industry, and many of his works are now considered as one of the greatest films of all time.