Following up his début, the acclaimed animated feature The Triplets Of Belleville, writer-helmer-animator-composer Sylvain Chomet doesn't disappoint with his delightful sophomore outing, The Illusionist. Based on an unproduced script by Jacques Tati, the film’s tale of a French conjuror (modeled on Tati) who befriends a naive lass in late-1950s Scotland is a very happy marriage of Tati’s and Chomet’s distinctive artistic sensibilities.
PLEASE NOTE: This presentation is a Gala Screening of the Ottawa International Animation Festival. Passholders have priority seating at Gala screenings (jury and filmmakers in attendance), but there may be tickets on sale available at the door 15 min. before showtime. OIAF admission is $12 General, $7 for ByTowne members.