20th International Festival of Silent Film and Live Music Sat, 29th January 2022, 2:00 pm The Vagabond and the Child & Light Road Musical accompaniment: Kamran Bustan Santur Concert, Festival, Film The Vagabond and the Child Director: Charlie Chaplin, USA 1921, 53 minutes Musical accompaniment: Kamran Bustan Santur Charlie, a vagabond, finds a newborn baby right next to garbage cans and trash in a back alley. At first he tries to get rid of the baby, but then he takes heart and lovingly cares for the little one. He gives the boy the name John and raises him. Together they become an unbeatable team. In the end, they are happily reunited with their mother, a story that director and leading man Charlie Chaplin, who spent his childhood in the poorhouses of London, also longed for so much in his own life. Graceful and engaging, Chaplin combines tragedy and social criticism with great emotion and poetry. Easy Street Director: Charlie Chaplin, USA 1917, 19 minutes, short film Musical accompaniment: Kamran Bustan Santur On Easy Street, in the middle of a run-down working-class neighborhood, violence reigns. Savage brawls are the order of the day, the police have lost control. And the hulking hooligan Eric terrorizes the street. In this gloom, a missionary gives homeless Charlie’s life a new direction. He takes a job as a policeman, is sent to Easy Street and finally confronts Eric.