Cold Souls DVD (Empire Review)

ColdSoulsSquareWith a whole generation of screenwriters (and their teachers) working under the influenced of Charlie Kaufman, expect more films like this blackly comic, post-modern parable. Actor ‘Paul Giamatti’ (Paul Giamatti), struggling with emotional baggage, puts his soul in temporary cold storage, only to have it sold to a Russian ‘soul trader’, who implanted it in his actress wife in a bid to improve her acting. Giamatti is terrific, as ever, and if writer-director Sophie Barthes’ grasp exceeds her reach in her feature debut, it establishes her as a talent to watch.


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