The Illusionist
Director: Sylvain Chomet, from a script by Jacques Tati

French Canadian animator Chomet, best known for his brilliant 2003 feature The Triplets of Belleville, understands the value of quiet. Operating in a low key, haunted mode, his feature and Oscar nominated short (The Old Lady and the Pigeons) owe much to the total cinema of Jacques Tati. So it is no surprise that his new project is the closest thing we are going to get to a new Tati film.  Based on an unproduced Tati script (given to Chomet by Tati’s daughter when he was seeking permission to use his image in Belleville), The Illusionist is about stage magician whose audiences are being stolen by the encroachment of rock stars. But when he meets a young fan that thinks his magic is real, his life changes.

Source: Hollywood Reporter

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