Aspen Filmfest has announced a surprise addition of another awards-season favorite to their jam-packed lineup. The festival, now in its 37th year, will include Charlie Kaufman’s Venice award winner “Anomalisa” in its slate.
“Anomalisa,” which has received mounds of critical acclaim since its premiere at Venice, is a strange and surreal stop-motion film written and co-directed by Kaufman and starring Jennifer Jason Leigh and David Thewlis.
The official synopsis reads, “Michael Stone, husband, father, and respected author, 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 excape 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.”
Aspen Filmfest will run September 25-30. “Anomalisa” will screen Sunday, September 27.