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  • Writer's pictureNicole Ruskell

Chaplin's "Modern Times" with the National Orchestra of Cannes

A real treat for fans of classic cinema! The Cannes Orchestra plays a 'cineconcert' to one of Chaplin's greatest films.

A delightful way to pass a Friday evening, along with the National Orchestra of Cannes who will be playing the original soundtrack by Charlie Chaplin, while watching the full film on the big screen.

Modern Times marks the final appearance of the Tramp, the character that brought Charlie Chaplin worldwide fame, and remains the most universally recognised fictional hero in history. He shared and symbolised the suffering of all the underprivileged in a world that was just emerging from the nineteenth century. With Modern Times, he faces entirely different trials, following the Great Depression in America, where mass unemployment coincided with the rapid development of industrial automation.

By the time Modern Times was released, talking pictures had already been around for almost ten years. Until then, Chaplin had refused to use dialogue, knowing that the universal impact of his comic style lay in silent pantomime. As in City Lights, he uses only music and sound effects here. The only human voices we hear are filtered through technological processes. Modern Times is still a commentary on human survival in the industrial, economic and social context of the twentieth century. Its human message remains valid for the twenty-first century.

Modern Times by Charlie Chaplin (1936)

Benjamin Levy, direction

Music by Charlie Chaplin

Edward Powell, David Raksin, original music composers

Alfred Newman, original musical direction

The score of Modern Times has been restored by Timothy Brock

9:00 pm

Palais des Festivals et Congrès, Cannes

Ticket prices:

  • Cat. 1 Full: 26€ / Reduced: 23€ / Subscriber: 20€ / -26 years old: 17€

  • Cat. 2 Full : 20€ / Reduced : 17€ / Subscriber : 14€ / -26 years old : 12

Tickets can be booked through the website or through the Palais des Festival (link below).

Cannes is very supportive of cultural events and makes sure that tickets are always within reach. There are a number of discount rates available, including:

  • Jobseekers, social beneficiaries,

  • People in wheelchairs (and their companions),

  • Groups, communities and partner organizations for the purchase of a minimum of 10 seats. --> For every 20 tickets purchased, 2 discovery tickets are offered.

  • Holders of the Cannes Culture Pass,

  • Clients of hotels and hotel residences in Cannes,

  • Holders of the " Carré VIP " Casino Barrière card.

People with reduced mobility are invited to contact the ticket office to receive personalized advice on the choice of seats. Wheelchair spaces are only available by phone or email.

+33 (0)4 92 98 62 77





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