Anomalisa is a dreamy little masterpiece that’s already ending up many critics’ best of 2015 lists. Screenwriter Charlie Kaufman (Being John Malkovich, Adaptation, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind) collaborated with stop-motion animator Duke Johnson to tell this story of love and disconnect. Read our review from TIFF here.
Official Synopsis: Michael Stone, husband, father and respected author of “How May I Help You Help Them?” is a man crippled by the mundanity of his life. On a business trip to Cincinnati, where he’s scheduled to speak at a convention of customer service professionals, he checks into the Fregoli Hotel. There, he is amazed to discover a possible escape from his desperation in the form of an unassuming Akron baked goods sales rep, Lisa, who may or may not be the love of his life. A beautifully tender and absurdly humorous dreamscape, from the brilliant minds of Charlie Kaufman (Synecdoche, New York) and Duke Johnson (“Community” episode, Abed’s Uncontrollable Christmas), this stop-motion animation wonder features the vocal cast of Jennifer Jason Leigh, Tom Noonan and David Thewlis and a stirring strings-based score by Carter Burwell. The darkly comedic and surreal stop-motion journey of a man’s long night of the soul, Anomalisa confirms Charlie Kaufman’s place amongst the most important of American filmmakers, and announces Duke Johnson as a major creative force.
Anomalisa will have rollout release across Canada starting in Toronto on January 8. Courtesy of Paramount Pictures, Dork Shelf is giving away passes to attend advanced screenings in Toronto, Ottawa, and Montreal!
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Deadline is December 31st at midnight EDT for all entries.
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Multiple entries will be disqualified.
Contest is open to Canadian residents only.