Chaplin in Bali

Chaplin In Bali

Original Title : Chaplin in Bali
English Title : Chaplin in Bali
Country : France | Belgium | Singapore
Language : English
Year : 2017
Runtime : 80 min
Director : Raphaël Millet Venue: Mangla
Screen: Screen 4
Showtime: 13th Jan 2018, 4.15 p.m.
Venue: City Pride - Satara Road
Screen: Screen 4
Showtime: 17th Jan 2018, 6.45 p.m.


In 1932, experiencing a midlife crisis aggravated by the coming of the talkies, Chaplin decides not to return to Hollywood after his movie City Lights. Instead, with his brother Sydney, he "escapes" to Bali. The island seems to be a peace haven as he is virtually unknown there. Chaplin finds rejuvenation and inspiration in their dances, which he films extensively with the help of his brother. Most importantly, Bali helps him resolve his fear of sound, thus enabling him to embark on a new phase of filmmaking that will lead him to Modern Times, the first movie in which he does even better than speak - he sings! Yet, this moment of epiphany in Bali is not pure naivety on the part of Chaplin, as he also encounters the colonial world first hand and is able to perceive its dark side. It contributes to further his political awakening and reinforce his dislike of any form of domination.

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Chaplin In Bali