L'Illusionniste (The Illusionist)


Directed by Sylvain Chomet

Produced by Sally Chomet, Bob Last

Story by Jacques Tati

Screenplay by Henri Marquet, Sylvain Chomet

Starring Jean-Claude Donda, Eilidh Rankin

Music by Sylvain Chomet

Edited by Sylvain Chomet

80 min | 2010 | PG

Based on an unrealised screenplay by Tati, The Illusionist tells the tale of an itinerant magician who drifts from one music hall to another without much success. His wanderings eventually landed him in Scotland where he finds a devoted fan in a young girl who genuinely believes that he possesses supernatural powers. The odd couple then embark on a road trip which changes their life forever.

Conceived to be realised in live action, Tati’s daughter Sophie Tatischeff made an astute decision to hand the script over to Sylvain Chomet, who made the acclaimed animated feature, The Triplets of Belleville (2003). Tati’s posthumous material and Chomet’s distinctive visuals complemented each other bringing new insight to Tati’s oeuvre of seminal films.

As part of PLAYTIME: The Complete Works of Jacques Tati

happening from 20 May to 4 June 2017

Photo Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics.

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