SYNECDOCHE, NEW YORK / STAGE PLAY
US 2008, D: Charlie Kaufman, 124 Min.
Fiction, OV with Eng. ST, FSK age rating 12+
In SYNECDOCHE, NEW YORK, hypochondric stage director Caden Cotard attempts to recreate the whole reality of everyday life in a play set in a giant replicated scenery of New York City. The movie is full of shocking and absurd moments, spiced with a dash of cynical humor. The brilliant acting puts us in an awkward position in which we lose ourselves asking: What is real and what is not? Hey, was this a part of Caden’s play or his life? Is it his subconscience or just his miserable life? On top of all that, the film is equipped with a charming music and beautiful moments of silence as well. It’s simply a masterpiece and a thrilling maze of thoughts.
WED, 4.10., 6.30 PM
Kino des Deutschen Filmmuseums
After completing his film studies at NYU, Charlie Kaufman started working in the circulation department of the Star Tribune in Minneapolis, before he moved to Los Angeles to write screenplays. He achieved his break-through as an author with BEING JOHN MALKOVITCH (US 1999, R: Spike Jonze). In 2004, he won an Oscar® for ETERNAL SUNSHINE OF THE SPOTLESS MIND (US 2004, R: Michel Gondry). SYNECDOCHE, NEW YORK is his directorial debut.
2015 ANOMALISA / 2014 HOW AND WHY / 2008 SYNECDOCHE, NEW YORK