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still from Synecdoche, New York (Charlie Kaufman, US 2008)

Synecdoche, New York

Charlie Kaufman / US, 2008 / 124 min.

A theatre director (Philip Seymour Hoffman) is struggling with his work and the women in his life while trying to create a life-size replica of New York as part of his latest play. Chosen by Ivo van Hove.

poster Synecdoche, New York (Charlie Kaufman, US 2008)
Theatre director Ivo van Hove: “In Charlie Kaufman’s Synecdoche, New York, Philip Seymour Hoffman plays a director seeking to create the defining play of his career. But… he just can’t finish it. Even though he’s been trying for decades now. Stunning film on creating theatre with great personal urgency.”

Details

Director

Charlie Kaufman

Production year

2008

Country

US

Original title

Synecdoche, New York

Length

124 min.

Language

English

Subtitles

NLD

Format

35mm

Part of

All About Theatre About Film

Film and theatre influence each other continuously. To celebrate that relationship between the two worlds, Eye has invited stage director Ivo van Hove and scenographer Jan Versweyveld to compile an exhibition.

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All About Theatre About Film: Antonioni Project (after Michelangelo Antonioni) (2009) © Jan Versweyveld
still from Synecdoche, New York (Charlie Kaufman, US 2008)
still from Synecdoche, New York (Charlie Kaufman, US 2008)

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