Charlie Kaufman’s puppet noir film, "Anomalisa" follows one man’s identity crisis during a weekend in Cincinnati.

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Anomalisa, directed and produced by Charlie Kaufman and Duke Johnson, is a stop-motion animated film, written by Kaufman who based the script on a sound play he created in 2005. The Kickstarter-funded film tells the story of a downcast self-help author’s unexpected encounter with a telesales girl. It has already racked up thumbs-ups from critics and nominations at top award ceremonies.

Dubbed “the most human film of the year” in 2015, Anomalisa presents a world where everyone is identical from the perspective of the protagonist, Michael Stone. Every character, including Stone’s wife and son, has the same face and the same voice until he meets a seemingly ordinary women who he perceives to be extraordinary, an anomaly. The story unfolds as Stone’s cynical perspective on his mundane life starts to change.

*This film will be screened at the Design Indaba FilmFest 2016 in Cape Town as part of the Design Indaba Festival. The FilmFest will take place at the various locations across the country. Watch out for our programme for more information and tickets.

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