The Illusionist (L'illusionniste) Reviews
It tells the story of a French illusionist, struggling to find audiences big enough to pay for the venues he performs at. He is forced to take on extra jobs at night. While performing on a remote Scottish island, he befriends a young woman, who speaks only Gaelic! The two connect and she joins the illusionist as he moves on to Edinburgh to perform his show. He buys the girl very expensive gifts, which he really cannot afford, as she believes he is "conjuring" them into existence.
The film is beautifully animated and is certainly one to see, particularly for fans of the art of animation.
a quite depressing yet so wonderful and touching story about a man who fought and struggled to exist but yet had to accept that he couldn't fight time..... anicca
Predominantly silent, this animated film has moments of charm, but mostly its slow pace and lack of substance makes for a dull time. The final moment, with the illusionist's self-abnegation, wreaks of over-sentimentality, and while I might attempt to identify with it, I do so in only most maudlin way.
Artistically, the animation is anti-realistic and cartoonish. It's hard to take the themes as seriously as the director would wish considering how the medium is the message in this case.
Overall, though it might strike a few fancies, mine is not one of them.
A diferencia de las trillizas de Velleville, la bella y detallada animaciÃ³n esta vez es un poco mas seria y con poco humor crudo, el uso del sonido es totalmente detallado y muy bien cuidado, sorprendentes paisajes en 2D y muy detallada animaciÃ³n, con una historia que carece de dialogos o conversaciones clave ( al final ni los necesita para que entiendas la pelicula) lo cual hace que te concentres mas en sus acciones (tambien da un suspiro ante tanta pelicula actual con conversaciones innecesarias, que quieren parecer cada vez mas algo hecho por Tarantino), The iillusionist puede no ser del agrado de algunos por su calmado ritmo y silencio entre personajes, pero para mi es un maravilloso trabajo que nos vofetea en la cara al publico, a Disney, Dreamworks, Hollywood y al mundo, mientras les grita a todo pulmÃ³n "la animaciÃ³n tradicional sigue viva"