Is the Man Who is Tall Happy?


Is the Man Who Is Tall Happy? (Francia, 2013, 88’)
di Michel Gondry
con Noam Chomsky, Michel Gondry

Through a series of interviews, Michel Gondry illustrates Noam Chomsky’s theories in an animated documentary, where Gondry’s creativity and imagination serve Chomsky’s intellectual rigor. Chomsky has memory, knowledge of sciences, history, a logic that are both unrivaled and overwhelming, and that are revealed to us by the means of Gondry’s naive yet complex animation drawings.
The lively, sometimes intricate, often touching and always very humane dialogue with Chomsky is depicted by the natural stream of Gondry’s subjective animation. Using animated drawings, Michel Gondry brings to light Noam Chomsky both as an eminent professor and as a man.