Through a series of interviews, Michel Gondry illustrates Noam Chomsky’s theories in an animated documentary, where the director’s creativity and imagination serve the linguist’s intellectual rigor. The lively, sometimes intricate, often touching and always very humane dialogue with Chomsky is depicted naturally by a stream of Gondry’s subjective animations. Using animated drawings, the artist brings to light the main character both as an eminent professor and as a man.
Michel Gondry, born in 1963 at Versailles, France, is a feature film director, commercial director, and award-winning music video director. In the 80s he entered an art school in Paris where he could develop his graphic skills, and where he became a drummer in a pop-rock band called Oui-Oui. He won an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay as one of the writers of Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. In 2014 Gondry was selected as a member of the jury for the 64th Berlin International Film Festival. Currently, he is working on an adaptation of Ubik, the sci-fi author Philip K. Dick’s acclaimed novel.
Selected: Human Nature (2001), Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004), La science des rêves (2006), The Green Hornet (2011), L'écume des jours (2013)