Illusionist, the

An elegant and emotional elegy for a bygone era."" ""
-Eric. D Snider, Film.com
Bittersweet, moving and utterly beautiful? a love letter to cinema and to Scotland.""""
-Helen O'Hara, Empire Magazine
Gentle, affectionate, whimsical, but deeply felt and with an arrowhead of emotional pain.""""
-Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian

Synopsis

THE ILLUSIONIST is a story about two paths that cross. An outdated, aging magician, forced to wander from country to country, city to city and station to station in search of a stage to perform his act meets a young girl at the start of her life's journey. Alice is a teenage girl with all her capacity for childish wonder still intact. She plays at being a woman without realizing the day to stop pretending is fast approaching. She doesn't know yet that she loves The Illusionist like she would a father; he already knows that he loves her as he would a daughter. Their destinies will collide, but nothing - not even magic or the power of illusion- can stop the voyage of discovery.

Theatrical Release Date

Friday, February 18, 2011
Original Languages: French
Genre: Drama
Running Time: 80 min.
Year: 2010

CREDITS

DIRECTED BY
Sylvain Chomet

TRAILER


PHOTOS

Billy Boy and the Britoons. © 2010 Django Films Illusionist Ltd / Cine B / France 3 Cinema. Photo courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics.
Left to Right: A garden party opera singer and The Illusionist. © 2010 Django Films Illusionist Ltd / Cine B / France 3 Cinema. Photo courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics.
The Illusionist. © 2010 Django Films Illusionist Ltd / Cine B / France 3 Cinema. Photo courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics.
The Illusionist. © 2010 Django Films Illusionist Ltd / Cine B / France 3 Cinema. Photo courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics.
Left to Right: The Illusionist and Alice. © 2010 Django Films Illusionist Ltd / Cine B / France 3 Cinema. Photo courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics.
© 2010 Django Films Illusionist Ltd / Cine B / France 3 Cinema. Photo courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics.
Left to Right: The Illusionist and Alice. © 2010 Django Films Illusionist Ltd / Cine B / France 3 Cinema. Photo courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics.
Alice. © 2010 Django Films Illusionist Ltd / Cine B / France 3 Cinema. Photo courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics.
The Illusionist. © 2010 Django Films Illusionist Ltd / Cine B / France 3 Cinema. Photo courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics.
Left to Right: Alice and The Illusionist. © 2010 Django Films Illusionist Ltd / Cine B / France 3 Cinema. Photo courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics.
Left to Right: The Illusionist and the Scotsman. © 2010 Django Films Illusionist Ltd / Cine B / France 3 Cinema. Photo courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics.
Left to Right: Rabbit and The Illusionist. © 2010 Django Films Illusionist Ltd / Cine B / France 3 Cinema. Photo courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics.
Alice. © 2010 Django Films Illusionist Ltd / Cine B / France 3 Cinema. Photo courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics.
Left to Right: Emporium Theatre manager and The Illusionist. © 2010 Django Films Illusionist Ltd / Cine B / France 3 Cinema. Photo courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics.
Alice. © 2010 Django Films Illusionist Ltd / Cine B / France 3 Cinema. Photo courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics.
Left to Right: A window salesman and The Illusionist. © 2010 Django Films Illusionist Ltd / Cine B / France 3 Cinema. Photo courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics.