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The Illusionist (DVD): This is a wonderful animated film by Sylvain Chomain (nominated for an Oscar in 2011) developed from an original screenplay by comedy genius and French cinema legend Jacques Tati. The setting is Scotland (and in particular Edinburgh) 50 years ago.The attention to detail is amazing and it was fascinating to see Edinburgh so lovingly portrayed. The Illusionist was the opening film for the 2010 Edinburgh International Film Festival, and it puts a vision of Edinburgh, and rural Scotland, on screen like no other. In the film, the Illusionist (an uncannily accurate animated reinvention of Tati) is one of a dying breed of stage entertainers whose thunder is being stolen by emerging rock stars. He is forced to accept increasingly obscure assignments in fringe theatres, at garden parties and bars. Whilst performing in a village pub off the west coast of Scotland, he encounters Alice, an innocent young girl, who will change his life forever....
Running Time: 77 minutes
PLEASE NOTE: This DVD is in PAL Format
|Title:||a gushing love letter to Edinburgh|
Has any festival ever kicked off with a film that offers such a glorious visual tribute to its host city? French animator Sylvain Chomet’s The Illusionist is a gushing love letter to Edinburgh, its unique geography, architecture and distinctively pale, wintry light. It’s where most of the story unravels; the city’s spirit informs the entire film. ....Every frame looks like a delicate water-colour - the city’s buildings, alleyways, hills, spectacular views - even its 1950s buses - are realised in gorgeous detail....With his debut feature Belleville Rendez-Vous (2003), Chomet has already alerted us to his talent for enchantment, yet The Illusionist is a superior, more assured work..The Telegraph
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