The only film that I went to see this year at the Film Festival was The Illusionist. Sylvain Chomet, you remember his last film Triplets of Belleville, was given a Jacques Tati script from the Fifties by his daughter before she died. The Illusionist is a Jacques Tati film, only in Chomet's distinctive animated style. Set in 1950's Edinburgh it is about a father and daughter, the end of the music hall, the importance of magic, an evil bunny and has a brief appearance by the greatest Fifties British rockers ever! Chomet also painstakingly recreated M. Hulot in animated form. It's all there; the stripped socks, the odd lurching walk, the umbrella and the complete bafflement of modern technology. He also gives M. Hulot a fitting end to his character, something which Tati wasn't able to do.
If The Illusionist is playing on a screen near you (one should only see it on the big screen) then do go out and see it, it will be the most wonderful film you've seen this year.