45- L’illusionniste [7.0]
The Illusionist is one of a dying breed of stage entertainers. He is forced to accept increasingly obscure assignments in fringe theatres, at garden parties and in bars and cafés. Then, while performing in a village pub off the west coast of Scotland, he encounters Alice, an innocent young girl, who will change his life forever.
L’illusionniste is the type of silent film that requires you to pay close attention to the relationships and actions in order to make sense of it. Utilizing a controversial fifty-year-old screenplay by filmmaker Jacques Tati, L’illusionniste is another entertaining foray into hand-drawn animation by Sylvain Chomet. The director of The Triplets of Belleville adds his quirky vision to a story of an illusionist whose art form is on its last leg as rock’n’roll begins to grow in popularity with the masses.