Synecdoche, New York
Synecdoche, New York is Charlie Kaufman first film as a director. It starts as a tight family drama but soon develops into an experimental story about life. Theatre director Caden Cotard (Philip Seymour Hoffman) goes to New York to create his final masterpiece. He wants to create a play about everything, he gathers an ensemble in a warehouse and builds New York in miniature. An actor plays Cotard, and Cotards wife, who is an actor, plays herself. He instructs everyone to play out the banal and common in life, created in the miniature city inside the warehouse. The project proceeds under a long time, and after a while, it’s hard to separate life itself from work, and vice versa.