Friday One Sheet: Anomalisa

What is likely going to be the Oscar winner for Best Animated Feature for 2015, barring the usual Pixar factor with Inside Out, Charlie Kaufmann & Duke Johnson’s ‘male ennui’ drama, Anomalisa set in a hotel room in Cincinnati, gets this handsome poster that works technically and thematically. One, it it showcases the challenge met to work with stop motion and steam. Two, it shows a middle aged man trying to wipe away the fog of depressed inaction that his life has become. The hand-written title at the top and odd title block just sweeten the look of this one, which handily avoids all the usual poster cliches. Like everything else about the film (our Review is here), it is deeply considered and expertly pulled off.