The Illusionist returns
Whether you missed out an elusive ticket to the spectacular Opening Gala or simply want to re-live the magic of The Illusionist, the wait is almost over.
Penned by French film legend Jacques Tati as a personal letter to his estranged daughter, The Illusionist was directed by Sylvain Chomet. The director was a special guest at this year's EIFF as the film opened the Festival to a sold-out audience.
Tati's version was originally set in Prague, but Chomet set it in his adoptive home, Scotland. The beautiful hand-drawn animation is an homage to Tati which captures the essence of Edinburgh in all its glory. It is a love letter to Scotland's capital and a touching story. Set in the late 1950s, it is the tale of a struggling illusionist who visits the remote Scottish Highlands where he meets a girl who believes in his magical powers and returns with him to Edinburgh.
With amazing characters and breathtaking animation, you can re-live the magic of Edinburgh International Film Festival this Autumn.
The Illusionist is released in key cities across Britain on Friday 20 August.
Edinburgh International Film Festival (EIFF) today announced the appointment of Mark Adams to the position of Artistic Director.