The 2010 Edinburgh International Film Festival launched with the UK
premiere of Sylvain Chomet's The Illusionist, adapted from an unproduced Jacques Tati script. Chomet has created
an astonishing, magical love letter to Edinburgh after moving here in
2004. The staggering, hand-drawn animation, a world away from recent
flash-bang 3D extravaganzas evokes the city in the late 50's. The
effort and care demonstrated by Chomet and his team of extraordinary
animators truly brings the city to life and highlights how the city
can inspire and delight visitors from all over the world.
We’ve had a look through our images in Capital collections
in search of the locations which inspired and were used in Chomet's extraordinary film.
Enter the world of The Illusionist!