The Centro Cultural de Belém presents City Lights as a Christmas film, part of the Belém Cinema cycle, this time accompanied by live music by the Orchestra of the Escola de Música do Colégio Moderno.
City Lights, Charlie Chaplin
A group of civic dignitaries are assembled for the unveiling of a monument representing Peace and Prosperity. The veil falls — to reveal, cradled in the arms of Prosperity, the wretched figure of the Tramp. After getting hooked by his trousers on the sword held aloft by a recumbent statue, he flees from the angry assembly.
Later in the day, after a series of mishaps with police, insolent newsboys and a trapdoor in the pavement, he comes upon a blind flower-seller. He is moved by her pathos and beauty, while the chance slamming of a car door leads her to believe he must be a rich man.