Michel Gondry, now known for his live action films like 'Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind,' 'Be Kind Rewind' and 'The Science Of Sleep,' takes a step back to his animation roots that he so readily explored in his earlier career as a music video director. Behold the trailer for his new animated documentary 'Is The Man Who Is Tall Happy?'
Gondry has always expressed a passion for creating animation, having also released an animated adaptation of Julie Doucet's 'My New New York Diary' and a short film titled 'Haircut Mouse,' alongside these feature films and his other commercial projects. What makes his new feature film so intriguing, is it's the first time he's applied his animation style to a feature length project, and he couldn't have picked a more Gondry-esq subject matter.
'Is The Man Who Is Tall Happy?' features the director in conversation with linguist, philosopher and world-renowned thinker Noam Chomsky, accompanied by Gondry's hand-made animated visuals.
The film will have its world premiere at the DOC NYC Festival in November, it will then be distributed by Sundance Selects in limited theatrical release across America. It may be some time before this reached the UK, but without a doubt this going to be the cultural animation highlight of our cinematic calendar sometime in 2014. We can't wait to see this one!