The Illusionist

    Genre
    Animated, Drama, Fantasy
  • Runtime
    82 mins
  • Release Date
    2010
  • Countries
    France, UK, USA
  • Languages
    English, French, Scottish Gaelic

ANGELIKA’S NOTE

Sylvain Chomet (THE TRIPLETS OF BELLEVILLE) crafts an engrossing love letter to fans of animation with this Academy Award and Golden Globe nominated film, rated 90% fresh on Rotten Tomatoes. THE ILLUSIONIST follows a French illusionist who finds himself out of work and travels to Scotland, where he meets a young woman. Their ensuing adventure changes both their lives forever. The Wall Street Journal raves, "Sylvain Chomet's animated feature began as an act of devotion and became a thing -- a fable, a tone poem, an elegy -- of ethereal beauty."
DIRECTED BY:
Sylvain Chomet
WRITTEN BY:
Sylvain Chomet (adaptation), Jacques Tati (original screenplay)
CAST INCLUDES:
Jean-Claude Donda, Eilidh Rankin

SYNOPSIS

Magic tricks can’t compete with rock ‘n’ roll in the 1950s, so a French illusionist (Jean-Claude Donda) finds himself touring Scotland’s shabby pubs and run-down restaurants. But things brighten for him when he meets Alice (Eilidh Rankin), a girl who believes his powers are real. Together they travel to Edinburgh for a performance, but he doesn’t have the heart to reveal that his feats are merely tricks, and risks financial ruin by giving her gifts supplied by his “magic.”

The Illusionist

    Genre
    Animated, Drama, Fantasy
  • Runtime
    82 mins
  • Release Date
    2010
  • Countries
    France, UK, USA
  • Languages
    English, French, Scottish Gaelic
DIRECTED BY
Sylvain Chomet
WRITTEN BY
Sylvain Chomet (adaptation), Jacques Tati (original screenplay)
CAST INCLUDES
Jean-Claude Donda, Eilidh Rankin
Sylvain Chomet (THE TRIPLETS OF BELLEVILLE) crafts an engrossing love letter to fans of animation with this Academy Award and Golden Globe nominated film, rated 90% fresh on Rotten Tomatoes. THE ILLUSIONIST follows a French illusionist who finds himself out of work and travels to Scotland, where he meets a young woman. Their ensuing adventure changes both their lives forever. The Wall Street Journal raves, "Sylvain Chomet's animated feature began as an act of devotion and became a thing -- a fable, a tone poem, an elegy -- of ethereal beauty."

Magic tricks can’t compete with rock ‘n’ roll in the 1950s, so a French illusionist (Jean-Claude Donda) finds himself touring Scotland’s shabby pubs and run-down restaurants. But things brighten for him when he meets Alice (Eilidh Rankin), a girl who believes his powers are real. Together they travel to Edinburgh for a performance, but he doesn’t have the heart to reveal that his feats are merely tricks, and risks financial ruin by giving her gifts supplied by his “magic.”