(Anomalisa) Director: Charlie Kaufman, Duke Johnson, USA, 2015, English version / Czech subtitles, 90 min
A profound, essential work of art ANOMALISA follows Michael Stone, a man going through an existential mid-life crisis, what seems to be an unsuspecting business trip in Cincinnati. Charlie Kaufman turns what should be a straightforward, even bland, story into a beautiful, subtle and deep look at ego and human connection, but the movie's impressive elements don't stop there. The film is told through stop-motion animation using puppets developed and executed by animation wizard Duke Johnson. The culminating effect is a film that's equal parts visual stunner and emotional masterpiece.