Very intrigued by upcoming British-French animated film, The Illusionist.
The Illusionist (French: L’Illusionniste) is a 2010 British-French animated film directed by Sylvain Chomet.
The film is based on an unproduced script that the French mime, director and actor Jacques Tati had written in 1956 as a personal letter to his estranged eldest daughter, Helga Marie-Jeanne Schiel in collaboration with long term writing partner Henri Marquet between Mon Oncle and Playtime. The main character is an animated version of Tati animated by Laurent Kircher. The plot revolves around a struggling illusionist who visits an isolated community and meets a young lady who is convinced that he is a real magician. The film is set in Scotland in the late 1950s. According to the director, “It’s not a romance, it’s more the relationship between a dad and a daughter.”
I love how inherently French the film feels, and I adore the style of animation that has been used, it’s beautiful!
Very much looking forward to making time to go see this when it gets a wider release this summer.