After a young mother abandons her new-born baby, The Tramp inadvertently finds the child and takes him under his wing. The Tramp and the Kid, partners in crime, develop an irreplaceable bond. Five years pass and the Kid’s mother reappears on the scene, putting the pair’s relationship in jeopardy.
Chaplin’s first feature film as director is both exquisitely charming and very personal, as it draws on the suffering he felt after the tragic loss of his child. This beloved classic is a testament to his deep humanism, an unforgettable ode to kindness, and one of cinema’s most touching treasures.
Andrey Zvyagintsev, 2003, Russia
Takeshi Kitano, 1996, Japan
Jia Zhangke, 1998, China
Michel Gondry, 2008, United States
Mike Leigh, 2008, United Kingdom
Johnnie To, 2008, Hong Kong
Götz Spielmann, 2008, Austria
Wong Kar Wai, 2004, Hong Kong
Vincent Paronnaud,Marjane Satrapi, 2007, France
Michael Haneke, 2001, Austria