Synecdoche, New York
Charlie Kaufman's art replicating life replicating art replicating life.
Synecdoche, New York is the first film directed by Oscar-winning writer Charlie Kaufman, who penned the scripts to two of my all-time favourite movies – Being John Malkovich and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. Synecdoche’s plot sounds just as deliciously loopy. It follows the life of talented yet somewhat luckless theatre director Caden Cotard as he attempts to woo women and battle an undiagnosed, House-worthy degenerative disease; all while constructing the set of his biggest play yet and hiring half of New York to star in it.