Dienstag, 2. August 2011

Synecdoche, New York (Kaufman, 2008) - CC #96

A theatre director comes to terms with reality and his own dream of love and life.

This film in my opinion was terribly truthful and at the same time terribly pretentious, especially in the beginning. The problem was, that it was solidly anchored in reality which progressively faded into this surreal universe where emotions and reality became a watcher-being-watched manifestation. Some episodes were really hard to penetrate, which is sad, because there were also some fantastically interesting moments.

As a viewer I tried hard to root for Hoffmann's character, but I always failed. Maybe that is what Kaufman wanted, but I guess I'll have to ask him that myself.

The shot with the Zeppelin was amazing!

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