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L’Illusionniste

Tuesday 27 November 2012 18:30-20:00

Wednesday 28 November 2012 11:00-12:30


The award-winning film-maker Sylvain Chomet is set to receive an honorary degree from the University of Edinburgh in November during the run of the 20th edition of the French Film Festival UK of which he remains patron. To celebrate Chomet’s visit to Edinburgh on this occasion, we put back on the big screen his animated hit.

A French illusionist finds himself out of work and, in search of paying gigs, treks from Paris to the Scottish Western Isles to Edinburgh – acquiring, along the way, a young travelling companion who sincerely believes in his magical abilities.

L’Illusionniste is Chomet’s second feature film after Les Triplettes de Belleville and is based on an unproduced script written by French director Jacques Tati in 1956.

A film by Sylvain Chomet
2010, 80 mins
Cast: Jean-Claude Donda, Edith Rankin
In French

Screenings: Tuesday 27 November 6.30 pm / Wednesday 28 November 11.00 am
Admission free


French Film Festival UK 2012

Now in its 20th year, the French Film Festival (8 - 30 November 2012) presents a wide spectrum of French-language cinema from major hits to cutting edge new directors and retrospectives at leading cinemas throughout the country.
Cities covered include London, Birmingham, Manchester, Warwick, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen, Dundee and many more.

Read more about the 2012 programme on the FFF website.

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