Charlie Kaufman, the Oscar-winning filmmaker behind Eternal Sunshine, Adaptation and Being John Malkovich, has returned with his first stop animation about a man who is struggling to come to terms with the mundanity of his life.
Kaufman’s Kickstarter funded animation has been wowing audiences across the festival circuit and has secured distribution with Paramount Pictures, who have promised to campaign for the film this award season.
It centers on Michael Stone, a middle-aged married motivational speaker (voiced by David Thewlis), haunted by memories of a woman he walked out on 11 years earlier. During a business trip, he encounters a woman (voiced by Jennifer Jason Leigh) who changes his dour outlook on his existence.
Anomalisa is on limited release from 30 December. It goes nationwide (in the US) in January.