Opening film – Anomalisa

Director:Charlie Kaufmann, Duke Johnson
Actors:David Thewlis, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Tom Noonan
USA | 2015 | English (heb. sub) | 90min

Tuesday 8.12, 21:45 - 23:15 | Tel Aviv cinematheque Hall 1
Screenwriter and director Charlie Kaufman ("Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind", "Synecdoche, New York") present a new film, based on a play he wrote under the pen name francis fregoli. Michael Stone wrote a best seller book about customer service, but struggles with inability to connect to people in his private life. stone (David Thewlis of "Naked" and "Harry Potter") is a lonely man, who feel disconnected from every person in his life, including his wife and son. During a business trip to cincinnati he meets a woman named lisa, and the meeting awakens feelings he didn't experienced in a long, long time. Kuafman, alongside director Duke Johnson ("Mary Shelley's Frankenhole" and the Christmas animated special for "community"), created an adult stop-motion animated film, came to life with a little help via kickstarter. the film won the grand jury prize at venice film festival and the best director prize at Austin Fantastic Fest. Part of the Israeli Animation College and Utopia Festival's Animation Program. Courtesy of Globos Max.