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L’illusioniste (The Illusionist)
December 30, 2010 - January 6, 2011
Based on a previously unproduced script written in 1956 by French actor/director Jacques Tati as a letter to his estranged daughter, THE ILLUSIONIST is a quaint animated film about the magic and solace that can be found in an unfamiliar place.
Set in 1950s Scotland (and featuring our very own Cameo cinema in Edinburgh!), the film follows an aspiring conjuror who visits a rural village and is enchanted by a beguiling young woman who shows an interest in his powers of illusion.
Echoing the style of French comic book writer-cum-filmmaker Sylvain Chomet’s 2003 film BELLEVILLE RENDEZ-VOUS, THE ILLUSIONIST arrives off the back of an extended festival circuit run that has seen the director lauded as a cartoonist of incomparable cinematic vision.