May 14, 2010
SYNECDOCHE, NEW YORK directed by Charlie Kaufman (2008)
To what extent can art imitate life, or better yet, can life imitate art? In this witty examination into the construction of identity, memory and self-absorption,
Philip Seymour Hoffman gives a stellar performance as a playwright dedicated to capturing life through his art. Throughout the film, the roles
we play in our lives, as well as those who are close to us, are continuously shifting and being questioned. As Hoffman’s character aims to create his
most ambitious play, the lines between fiction and reality are not only crossed, they are obliterated, in this self-reflexive musing on art and life.