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Animation – the big draw for Edinburgh film festival

posted 7 Apr 2010, 18:32 by David Rintoul   [ updated 7 Apr 2010, 19:30 ]

We're delighted to announce that Sylvain Chomet’s magical animated feature film The Illusionist will be the Opening Gala at this year’s Festival.

The Illusionist will open the 2010 edition of the world's longest continually running film festival with a spectacular red carpet premiere on Wednesday 16th June.

The film is directed, adapted and designed by Academy Award® nominee Sylvain Chomet, the writer and director of Belleville Rendezvous / The Triplets of Belleville, from a script by comedy genius and French cinema legend Jacques Tati. A delightful fairy-tale depiction of Scotland, it was described by Variety as a 'love-letter to Edinburgh'.