Magazine article Screen International

Charlie Kaufman's 'Anomalisa' Acquired for UK

Magazine article Screen International

Charlie Kaufman's 'Anomalisa' Acquired for UK

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Animated feature Anomalisa, from acclaimed writer/director Charlie Kaufman (Being John Malkovich, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind) and stop-motion animator Duke Johnson, has been acquired by Curzon Artificial Eye for distribution in the UK and Eire.

The film has generated strong buzz out of Venice, where it won the Grand Jury Prize, and Toronto. Screen's review of the film called it "a wistful, resonant film, a bracing, wry, honest dose of cinematic melancholy".

Originally a theatre production devised by Kaufman the film was developed by animation production company Sunburn Studios with finance raised through a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter.

Anomalisa is a fable about motivational speaker seeking to transcend his monotonous existence and voiced by David Thewlis, Jennifer Jason Leigh and Tom Noonan. …

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