Must Watch: New US Trailer for Sylvain Chomet's 'The Illusionist'
Sony Pictures Classics has debuted a brand new official US trailer over on Apple for Sylvain Chomet's The Illusionist, the French filmmaker's follow-up to the animated hit The Triplets of Belleville. This charming animated film follows a old, last-of-his-kind magician who leaves France and heads to Scotland, where he meets a young girl that still sees the magic in him, at least as an illusionist (not romantically or anything). I saw this at the Telluride Film Festival (read my review) and enjoyed it quite a bit, it's a beautiful film that is unquestionably a joy to watch. We don't see many films like this, so be sure to go out of your way to see it.
Watch the official US trailer for Sylvain Chomet's The Illusionist:
You can also watch the new US trailer for The Illusionist in High Definition on Apple
The Illusionist was written and directed by Oscar nominated French filmmaker Sylvain Chomet, of animated short La Bieille Dame et les Pigeons and critically acclaimed 2003 animated film The Triplets of Belleville as well as a segment in Paris Je T'aime. The script was written by Chomet and famed French director Jacques Tati, of classics like The School for Postmen, Mr. Hulot's Holiday, and Playtime. It premiered at the Berlin and Edinburgh Film Festivals earlier this year. Sony Pictures Classics is bringing The Illusionist to limited theaters starting on December 25th, Christmas Day, around the country. Anyone planning on seeing it?