The animated feature Charlotte has picked up a U.S. release date from Good Deed Entertainment, which previously released the Oscar-nominated animated feature Loving Vincent.
A France/Belgium/Canada co-production, Charlotte premiered last year at the Toronto Int’l Film Festival. The 2d-animated drama is based on the life of German-Jewish painter Charlotte Salomon, who comes of age in Berlin on the eve of the Second World War and is murdered in a Nazi concentration camp at the age of 26. The official synopsis offers more detail about the film:
Fiercely imaginative and deeply gifted, she dreams of becoming an artist. Her first love applauds her talent, which emboldens her resolve. But the world around her is changing quickly and dangerously, limiting her options and derailing her dream. When anti-Semitic policies inspire violent mobs, she leaves Berlin for the safety of the South of France. There she begins to paint again, and finds new love. But her work is interrupted, this time by a family tragedy that reveals an even darker secret. Believing that only the extraordinary will save her, she embarks on the monumental adventure of painting her life story.
Charlotte is directed by Eric Warin (Ballerina) and Tahir Rana (Welcome to the Wayne) from a script by Eric Rutherford and David Bezmozgis. It is produced by January Films (Canada), Les productions Balthazar (France), Sons of Manual (Canada), and Walking the Dog (Belgium).