Cold Souls


USA,2009, colore, 35 mm, 101′
di Sophie Barthes
Sceneggiatura Sophie Barthes – Fotografia Andrij Parekh – Montaggio Andy Mondshein – Musiche Dickon Hinchcliffe – Interpreti Paul Giamatti, Dina Korzun, Emily Watson, David Strathairn, Katheryn Winnick – Distribuzione Samuel Goldwyn Films – Sito ufficiale

In the midst of an existential crisis, Paul, a famous American actor, has an emotional collapse. He stumbles upon a “Soul Storage”, a private lab offering a relief from the burden of his soul. Paul decides to get rid of this “unbearable weightiness of being” and gets his soul extracted only to discover that it has the shape and size of a chickpea. After a difficult attempt to live a soulless life, he rents an alleged Russian poet’s soul, which guides him into a strange oneiric world.

Sophie Barthes grew up in South America. In 2000, she moved to New York to attend Columbia University Graduate School of International & Public Affairs. Cold Souls was admitted to the January ‘07 Sundance Screenwriters Lab and the June ’07 Sundance Directors Lab. She was named one of Filmmaker magazine’s “25 New Faces of Independent Film” for 2007.