Presented at the 2021 Toronto International Film Festival and nominated for the 2022 Canadian Screen Awards in the Best Adaptation category, CHARLOTTE is an animated film that tells the true story of Charlotte Salomon, a young German Jewish artist while living in southern France during World War II. Marion Cotillard, Anne Dorval and Romain Duris lend their voices to the characters in this film.

Berlin, 1930s. Charlotte Salomon is a rebellious young girl from a good family. During a trip to Rome, she visited the Sistine Chapel and discovered Michelangelo’s ceiling. It’s an epiphany, she wants to become a painter. She passes the entrance exam and is accepted at the Academy of Fine Arts in Berlin. When anti-Semitic policies inspire violent protests, she leaves Berlin for the safety of southern France. There, she starts painting again, and finds a new love. But his work is interrupted, this time by a family tragedy. Believing that only the extraordinary will save her, she embarks on the monumental adventure of painting the story of her life.

Directed by French filmmaker Éric Warin (Ballerina) and Canadian director Tahir Rana (Angry Birds: Summer Madness), CHARLOTTE traces the life of painter Charlotte Salomon, internationally recognized for her collection of autobiographical works Life Gold Theatre considered by many to be the first graphic novel in history. The film was co-produced by Julia Rosenberg on behalf of January Films (Canada), Jérôme Dopffer for Les Productions Balthazar (France) and Eric Goossens and Anton Roebben for Walking the Dog (Belgium).