Director: Sylvain Chomet
Stars: Jean-Claude Donda, Eilidh Rankin, Duncan MacNeil
Simply put, The Illusionist is a beautiful work of art and stunning proof of the aesthetic wonderment of traditional hand drawn animation from director Sylvain Chomet (The Triplets Of Belleville). Based on an abandoned screenplay from the late Jacques Tati, the film tells the story of a magician whose antiquated art has been eclipsed by ’60s pop and now struggles to afford a meager lifestyle in Edinburgh. Vital viewing for any film fan.