Anomalisa / Anomalisa
Charlie Kaufman, Duke JohnsonUnited States / 2015 / 90' 0''
Tuškanac Cinema, 20:00 h
Europa Cinema, 22:00 h
Michael Stone, an author who specialises in customer service, is a man who is unable to interact deeply with other people. His low sensitivity to excitement, and his lack of interest made him a man with a repetitive life. But, when he went on a business trip, he met a stranger – an extraordinary stranger, who slowly became a cure for his negative view on life, which might possibly change his everyday world.
Avid reader Charlie Kaufman wrote plays and made short films as a young student. He moved from Massapequa, New York to West Hartford, Connecticut in 1972 where he attended high school. As a comedy actor, he performed in school plays and, after graduation, he enrolled at Boston University but soon transferred NYU to study film. Charlie worked in the circulation department of the Star Tribune, in Minneapolis, in the late 1980s and moved to Los Angeles in 1991, where he was hired to write for the TV sitcom Get a Life (1990). He went on to write comedy sketches and a variety of TV show episodes. Between writing assignments, he wrote the inventive screenplay Being John Malkovich (1999), which created Hollywood interest and the attention of producer Steve Golin. Charlie works at home in Pasadena, California, where he lives with his wife Denise and children.
Duke Johnson is an award-winning producer, director and writer, whose credits include the Adult Swim shows Moral Orel, Mary Shelley’s Frankenhole and the recent Beforel Orel. He also directed the Emmy Award-winning episode of NBC’s Community: Abed’s Uncontrollable Christmas. Johnson is an alumni of the esteemed film schools New York University and the American Film Institute conservatory in Los Angeles, where he made the short film Marrying God, which went on to gain praise and recognition around the world. Johnson directed Charlie Kaufman’s stop-motion feature film, Anomalisa, together with Mr. Kaufman for Starburns Industries.
Charlie Kaufman, Duke Johnson
Paramount Animation, Starburns Industries, Snoot Films
categoriesGRAND COMPETITION FEATURE FILM