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The Illusionist returns

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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.

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