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The Illusionist

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Original title
L'illusionniste (The Illusionist)
Running time
76 min.
France France
Sylvain Chomet, Jacques Tati
Sylvain Chomet
Co-production France-United Kingdom; Django Films
Animation. Drama | Comedy-Drama. Magic. Silent Film
Synopsis / Plot
Details the story of a dying breed of stage entertainer whose thunder is being stolen by emerging rock stars. Forced to accept increasingly obscure assignments in fringe theaters, garden parties and bars, he meets a young fan who changes his life forever.
2010: Oscar: Nominated for Best Animated Film
2010: New York Film Critics Circle: Best Animated Film
2010: Cesar Awards: Best Animated Film
2010: European Film Awards: Best Animated Feature Film
2010: Golden Globes: Nominated for Best Animated Film
2010: Satellite Awards: Nominated Best Motion Picture, Animated or Mixed Media
2010: National Board of Review: Spotlight Award (Sylvain Chomet, Jacques Tati)
2010: Annie Awards: 5 Nominations, including Best Picture, Director and Screenplay
2010: Los Angeles Film Critics Association: Nominated for Best Animated Feature
2010: Nominated for Critics' Choice Awards: Best Animated Feature
2010: Chicago Film Critics Awards: Nominated for Best Animated Feature
2010: Mar del Plata Film Festival: Official Selection
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