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THE ILLUSIONIST aka L’illusionniste + DISCUSSION

27th April 2018 @ 19:30 - 22:00

Radiant Circus Screen Guide - Films in London today: THE ILLUSIONIST at Classic Cinema Club – Ealing (27 APR).

THE ILLUSIONIST aka L’illusionniste + DISCUSSION screens at Classic Cinema Club – Ealing (27 APR 19:30):

2010 / 77 minutes certificate / PG / In English
Directed by Sylvain Chomet
Voice acting by Jean-Claude Donda, Eilidh Rankin

As vaudeville’s popularity wanes in 1950s France and his stage act loses its lustre, a conjurer takes his rabbit and top hat and moves to Britain to perform tricks in pubs. He enjoys a new enthusiasm for his art when he gains a fan in a girl who believes in magic.

This touching tale was based on an unproduced script written by Jacques Tati, and developed decades later by animator Sylvain Chomet, with a resplendent hand-drawn Edinburgh. “Bittersweet, moving and utterly beautiful: a love letter to cinema and to Scotland.”Named Best Animated Film by the Césars in France, the European Film Awards, and New York critics.

Screening followed by Club Member’s critical appreciation to prompt audience comments and discussion.