3.5

Cold Souls

Comedy Drama


 

Paul is an actor who feels bogged down by his participation in a production of Chekov's play, Vanya.

"Cold Souls" has a delightfully original storyline told with a sombre, almost deadpan tone. The movie provides an intelligent and inquisitive voyage into existential angst, a surreal and introspective journey of both the familiar and the unknown. It could have been heavy going but for the well-crafted production, and the result is an entrancing and stylishly minimalistic film where the attention to detail is apparent. More 'funny peculiar' than 'funny ha ha' in style, this comedy is refreshingly soulful to boot.

Anne Murphy

Limited Release 26th November 2009
101 mins