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September 5, 2013 | By Mark Olsen
A four-time Oscar nominee for his animated works such as “The Triplets of Belleville” and “The Illusionist,” filmmaker Sylvain Chomet will see his live-action feature debut, the whimsically melancholy “Attila Marcel,” have its world premiere  Friday night as part of the Toronto International Film Festival. The film opens with a quote from Marcel Proust on memory and Chomet explores the powerful connection between music and remembrance, the way a certain song or piece of music can take one back to a certain time and place.
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September 5, 2013 | By Mark Olsen
A four-time Oscar nominee for his animated works such as “The Triplets of Belleville” and “The Illusionist,” filmmaker Sylvain Chomet will see his live-action feature debut, the whimsically melancholy “Attila Marcel,” have its world premiere  Friday night as part of the Toronto International Film Festival. The film opens with a quote from Marcel Proust on memory and Chomet explores the powerful connection between music and remembrance, the way a certain song or piece of music can take one back to a certain time and place.
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December 25, 2010 | By Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times Film Critic
Bittersweet and melancholy are not the words usually associated with animation, but they are the ones that best fit "The Illusionist," the new feature by French director Sylvain Chomet. As those who know and love his last film, the sprightly "The Triplets of Belleville," understand, Chomet is a completely idiosyncratic filmmaker, someone whose eccentric animation does not resemble anyone else's. In "The Illusionist," Chomet has teamed with another singular talent, the late French comic master Jacques Tati.
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December 26, 2010 | By Susan King, Los Angeles Times
Nearly three decades after his death, French comic actor Jacques Tati has returned to the silver screen ? starring in a movie he wrote that was never produced. If this sounds like sleight-of-hand, it is, in a way: The film is aptly titled "The Illusionist," and it has been brought to life by the imagination and sensitivity of French animator Sylvain Chomet, who is best known for 2003's "The Triplets of Belleville. " The hand-drawn, 2-D "Illusionist" opened Saturday and may give Pixar's "Toy Story 3" a run for its money this awards season.
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December 26, 2010 | By Susan King, Los Angeles Times
Nearly three decades after his death, French comic actor Jacques Tati has returned to the silver screen ? starring in a movie he wrote that was never produced. If this sounds like sleight-of-hand, it is, in a way: The film is aptly titled "The Illusionist," and it has been brought to life by the imagination and sensitivity of French animator Sylvain Chomet, who is best known for 2003's "The Triplets of Belleville. " The hand-drawn, 2-D "Illusionist" opened Saturday and may give Pixar's "Toy Story 3" a run for its money this awards season.
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December 7, 2010 | By Glenn Whipp, Special to the Los Angeles Times
Pixar has won the Academy Award for best animated feature three years running. The "Toy Story" movies, in one of the academy's more glaring oversights, have never won a single Oscar. (The animation feature category didn't exist when the first two "Toy Story" films were made.) Will the third time be the charm for Buzz and Woody? Here are their main rivals in a year that, because there were only 15 eligible movies, will feature just three nominees for the animated feature category.
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November 16, 2003 | Charles Solomon, Special to The Times
Within the animation community, the most anticipated feature of the winter is not a big-ticket item from a major studio but the quirky "The Triplets of Belleville," a Sony Classics film which opens Nov. 26. It's the first feature from Sylvain Chomet, who won numerous awards and an Oscar nomination for his off-the-wall short "The Old Lady and the Pigeons" (1997).
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February 24, 2011
In case you missed seeing any of the Oscar-nominated films for best animated feature the first time around, the Animated Feature Symposium will at least give you a taste of the action with clips from "How to Train Your Dragon," "Toy Story 3," and the underdog, "The Illusionist," which is a follow-up to "The Triplets of Belleville" from French animator Sylvain Chomet. The nominees will also discuss the films' development and the creative processes involved. Samuel Goldwyn Theater, 8949 Wilshire Blvd.
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May 24, 2003 | Kenneth Turan
"Belleville Rendez-Vous" represents another country heard from in the expanding world of feature-length animation. Directed by Sylvain Chomet, a Frenchman living in Montreal, it has a distinctly European sensibility that comes from its writer-director's background in bande dessine, the French tradition of visually inventive, book-length, hard-cover comic books. Although it's not in competition, the film has been one of the most popular in the entire festival.
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December 7, 2010
ART Photography From the New China The new Getty exhibition, which showcases recently acquired photos from Hai Bo, Liu Zheng, Song Yongping and others, underscores the contrast between the types of photography emerging from China before and after Deng Xiaoping declared the beginning of a new era of opening and reform. Getty Center , 1200 Getty Center Drive, L.A. Through April 24. Free. http://www.getty.edu MOVIES The Illusionist Cinefamily hosts an exclusive sneak preview of Sylvain Chomet's ("The Triplets of Belleville")
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December 25, 2010 | By Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times Film Critic
Bittersweet and melancholy are not the words usually associated with animation, but they are the ones that best fit "The Illusionist," the new feature by French director Sylvain Chomet. As those who know and love his last film, the sprightly "The Triplets of Belleville," understand, Chomet is a completely idiosyncratic filmmaker, someone whose eccentric animation does not resemble anyone else's. In "The Illusionist," Chomet has teamed with another singular talent, the late French comic master Jacques Tati.
NEWS
December 7, 2010 | By Glenn Whipp, Special to the Los Angeles Times
Pixar has won the Academy Award for best animated feature three years running. The "Toy Story" movies, in one of the academy's more glaring oversights, have never won a single Oscar. (The animation feature category didn't exist when the first two "Toy Story" films were made.) Will the third time be the charm for Buzz and Woody? Here are their main rivals in a year that, because there were only 15 eligible movies, will feature just three nominees for the animated feature category.
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November 16, 2003 | Charles Solomon, Special to The Times
Within the animation community, the most anticipated feature of the winter is not a big-ticket item from a major studio but the quirky "The Triplets of Belleville," a Sony Classics film which opens Nov. 26. It's the first feature from Sylvain Chomet, who won numerous awards and an Oscar nomination for his off-the-wall short "The Old Lady and the Pigeons" (1997).
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May 14, 2007 | Susan King
It didn't take much to lure Gena Rowlands to participate in the valentine to love and the City of Light, "Paris Je T'Aime," which opens Friday. The omnibus film of 20 different stories set in 18 of Paris' distinctive neighborhoods features an international cast including Elijah Wood, Juliette Binoche, Willem Dafoe, Natalie Portman, Nick Nolte and Fanny Ardant.
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February 13, 2011
UNDERRATED Delroy Lindo : With a voice like tumbled gravel and a face with the severity of a clenched fist, this British character actor was a scene-stealer in '90s films such as "Get Shorty" and "Clockers. " Though he drifted off Hollywood's radar in recent years, it's a pleasure to see him again in Fox's "The Chicago Code," where it seems he's up to his old tricks as a powerful politico. TV wasn't hurting for another cop show, but Lindo makes at least one character worth watching.
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