Saw The Illusionist
on Sunday--the 2010 animated movie from a 1950's script by Jaques Tati--not the 2006 live action film with Edward Norton and Paul Giamatti. A beautiful film, animated by the same folks who brought us The Triplets of Belleville.
It's set in the 1950's, about a down and out aging magician who takes on a teenage Scottish girl who believes his magic. Like Tati's movies, there's little dialog. This one has English, French and nonsense, but the viewer understands perfectly what is going on without a single word. Lovely! I'd recommend watchingMon Oncle
(available from Netflix) first. This movie is a loving homage to Jaques Tati. Mon Oncle
even makes a cameo appearance as the Illusionist stumbles into a theater showing the live action movie.