Synecdoche, New York (pronounced / s ɪ ˈ n ɛ k d ə k i /) is a 2008 American postmodern comedy-drama film written and directed by Charlie Kaufman in his directorial debut. It stars Philip Seymour Hoffman.
Feb 05, 2009 · Directed by Charlie Kaufman. With Philip Seymour Hoffman, Samantha Morton, Michelle Williams, Catherine Keener. A theatre director struggles with his work, and the women in his life, as he creates a life-size replica of New York City inside a warehouse as part of his new play.
- Charlie Kaufman
Oct 24, 2008 · Synecdoche, New York Critics Consensus Charlie Kaufman's ambitious directorial debut occasionally strains to connect, but ultimately provides fascinating insight into a writer's mind.
"Synecdoche, New York" follows a life that ages from about 40 to 80 on that scale. Caden Cotard ( Philip Seymour Hoffman ) is a theater director, with all of the hangups and self-pity, all the grandiosity and sniffles, all the arrogance and fear, typical of his job.
But the thing that make Synecdoche, New York a 5 Star film ("the best of the decade" according to Roger Ebert) is the screenplay. What Charlie Kaufman has achieved transcends the limitations of conventional cinema.
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Synecdoche, New York tells the story of depressed and down on his luck Caden (Philip Seymour Hoffman), a theatre director who sees no motive or starting point in his life, his wife, Adele (Catherine Keener) is an artist and receives the opportunity to go to Berlin to pursue her artistic ambition, this would also involve leaving Caden and taking ...
- Charlie Kaufman
The production design is impressive, the visual effects are subtle, the direction is very solid. But the thing that make Synecdoche, New York a 5 Star film ("the best of the decade" according to Roger Ebert) is the screenplay. What Charlie Kaufman has achieved transcends the limitations of conventional cinema.
May 14, 2009 · Synecdoche, New York 5 / 5 stars 5 out of 5 stars. (Cert 15) Peter Bradshaw @PeterBradshaw1 Thu 14 May 2009 19.01 EDT First published on Thu 14 May 2009 19.01 EDT. Share on Facebook;