Sylvain Chomet

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Top 5 movie magicians

3 Jun 2013

A celebration of sleight-of-hand, featuring Now You See Me, The Prestige and The Illusionist

Now You See Me It's a bit risky putting a film that's not been reviewed yet in a Top 5 list, but we're so taken with the cast and concept behind Now You See Me, we're willing to go out on a limb. Jesse Eisenberg heads up a group of magicians who call…

Nicolas de Crécy - The Celestial Bibendum

27 Apr 20124 stars

Gorgeous reprint and translation of artist/writer de Crécy’s often bizarre comic

Knockabout, the UK publisher/distributor that’s been making Transatlantic underground and alternative comics available to the turned on and tuned in since the 1980s, has more recently been in the business of translating and repackaging into oversize…

Belleville Rendez-vous

11 Aug 20114 stars

Inventive adaptation of Gallic animated classic

The main difference between FellSwoop’s adaptation of Belleville Rendez-vous and Sylvain Chomet’s animated original is the setting: while Chomet jumped right into the life of a pint-sized grandmother and her recently-orphaned bicycle-loving grandson…

The Illusionist opens EIFF 2010 - Sylvain Chomet interview

9 Jun 2010

The year after French animator Sylvain Chomet knocked out cinema-goers at the 2003 Edinburgh International Film Festival with his wildly eccentric and utterly charming double-Oscar nominated debut feature, Belleville Rendez-vous (aka The Triplets of…

The Illusionist - video clips

4 Jun 2010

One of the most talked about movies at this year's Film Festival is The Illusionist, Sylvain Chomet's first feature since the critically acclaimed Belleville Rendez-vous. Based on a Jacques Tati script and transposed to 1950s Scotland it is the story…

The Illusionist - Sylvain Chomet's animated feature creates an Edinburgh never seen before

2 Jun 2010

Sylvain Chomet's The Illusionist, the film opening the 2010 Edinburgh International Film Festival, puts a vision of Edinburgh, and rural Scotland, on screen like no other. Set in 1950s Edinburgh and the Western Isles, locations depicted in the animated…

The best of animation in Scotland

28 May 2010

It’s time to get animated, with June promising the UK premiere of the latest venture from Sylvain Belleville Rendez-vous Chomet in the form of The Illusionist, which provides the opening gala at this year’s Edinburgh International Film Festival. As well…

Toy Story 3 and The Illusionist among Edinburgh International Film Festival 2010 highlights

5 May 2010

With The Edinburgh Film Festival 2010, which runs between 16-27 June, only a matter of weeks away, the red carpets are getting waterproofed and the popcorn machines are getting serviced. Now in its 64th year, the twelve day festival, packed with…