A new trailer has arrived for Michel Gondry’s upcoming animated documentary Is the Man Who Is Tall Happy?, which prominently features notable professor, linguist, political philosopher, and activist Noam Chomsky.
The film’s unique premise involves recorded conversations the French director had with Chomsky on his theory of the emergence of language. Gondry then paired these recorded conversations with his own hand-drawn animation sequences to create the final product.
The trailer plunges the viewer right into a conversation with Chomsky, who is contemplating the similarities between willow trees. Anyone who has ever felt a bit lost while attempting to take a stab at studying the political philosopher’s work will surely relate to Gondry’s interjection of “As you can see, I felt a bit stupid here.”
Watch the trailer for Is the Man Who Is Tall Happy? below:
Is the Man Who Is Tall Happy? will premiere on Nov. 21, the closing night of the DOC NYC Festival.