Synecdoche, New York (4 stars)

Synecdoche, New York

(15) 123min

Charlie Kaufman’s directorial debut about one theatre director’s search for meaning in a meaningless world is an absurdist gem.

Selected release from Fri 15 May.

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Synecdoche, New York

  • 4 stars
  • 2008
  • UK
  • 123 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Charlie Kaufman
  • Written by: Charlie Kaufman
  • Cast: Philip Seymour Hoffman, Catherine Keener, Samantha Morton

Detailing the later life of a gifted theatre director Caden Cotard (Hoffman) as he attempts to create a work of brutal realism by restaging his own troubled life with an ensemble cast in a large warehouse in Manhattan, 'Synecdoche, New York' is an ingenious, ambitious conundrum that's underlined by themes of symbiosis…

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