Jacques Tati originally wrote the script for The Illusionist. It was a love letter from a father to his first daughter, but never got produced. Sylvain Chomet, director of The Triplets of Belleville / Les Triplettes de Belleville, adapted the script and once again used his own original animated style.
Official Selection: 2010 Berlin International Film Festival Official Selection: 2010 Toronto International Film Festival Opening Night: 2010 Edinburgh International Film Festival Academy Award. Animated Feature, nominated (last 3) César Academy, winner.