Friday, September 19, 2008

Synedoche New York Trailer

Synedoche New York hits theaters October 24th in limited release and I could not be more anticipating this film more! Starring Phillip Seymour Hoffman who has been an outstanding supporting actor but more recently has come into his own in starring roles (Doubt looks amazing as well). Furthermore, Charlie Kauffman who is brillaint at writting, has taken his first effort into directing. The official synopsis for the film goes as follows: Synecdoche, New York explores nightmares that are all too realistic and human. Its hero, Caden Cotard (Philip Seymour Hoffman) is a 40-year-old local theater director in Schenectady whose life is collapsing around him. His marriage to his artist wife Adele (Catherine Keener) is on its last legs while at the same time he is stricken with a series of increasingly catastrophic illnesses. He is afraid he will die any moment having never accomplished anything important in his life. When he receives a MacArthur Grant, he decides to use the windfall to stage a massive theater piece in NYC, determined to create The Great Piece of Art and leave something as true, honest and heartbreaking as life itself. It’s one of those rare films that deals with death, excruciating illness, gross bodily fluids, despair, heartbreak and bad sex but can still bring a twinkle to the eye.

Check out the trailer....

How amazing does this film look? Kauffman looks to have a outstanding film!