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Sundance: "Cold Souls" -- Not a Charlie Kaufman Rip-Off

Photo of Eric Kohn By Eric Kohn | Eric Kohn January 19, 2009 at 9:09AM

Sundance: "Cold Souls" -- Not a Charlie Kaufman Rip-Off
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Cold Souls stars Paul Giamatti as "Paul Giamatti," an actor who sells his soul to refine a stage performance. Everyone has been comparing the movie to Charlie Kaufman's style, for better or worse. I'm working on a review now to explain why I think this is a misleading way of viewing it, but in the meantime, here's director Sophie Barthes talking about it at a Sunday post-screening Q&A. Giamatti lurks in the background.