My first thought,after staring long enough at the poster and watching the trailer-is that its too perplexing,and it looks like one of those films heavy with representations through images/songs with very little to say.And that the back of Philip Seymour Hoffman's head is also questionable.That said,I share a strong devotion for Charlie Kaufman's previous work-he wrote Being John Malkovich,Adaptation and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind-Synedoche,New York will be his directional debut,as of yet it doesn't have a release date for Australia.
Synecdoche, New York stars Philip Seymour Hoffman as a theater director named Caden Cotard, whose life in Schenectady, New York is looking bleak. His wife Adele has left him to pursue her painting in Berlin, taking their young daughter Olive with her. A new relationship with the alluringly candid Hazel has prematurely run aground. And a mysterious condition is systematically shutting down each of his body’s autonomic functions. Worried about the transience of his life, he moves his theater company to a warehouse in New York City. He directs them in a celebration of the mundane, instructing each to live out their constructed lives in a growing mockup of the city outside.Watch the trailer here.