ANXIETY, worry and fear—What does the Bible say? Answer
|Featuring:||Paul Giamatti, Emily Watson, David Strathairn, Dina Korzun, Katheryn Winnick, Lauren Ambrose, Boris Kievsky, Oksana Lada, Natalia Zvereva, Rebecca Brooksher, Yevgeniy Dekhtyar, Floanne Ankah, Fabrizia Dal Farra, Polina Gorokhovskaya, Michael Aronov, Marie-Pierre Beausejour, Kevin Cannon, Erin Cronican, Alexandra Donhoeffner, John Farrer, Laura Heisler, Ted Koch, Gregory Korostishevsky, Eliezer Meyer, Armand Schultz, Stella Stark, Wendy Rich Stetson, Michael Tucker, Stanley Krajewski, Michael Stuhlbarg|
|Producer:||Journeyman Pictures, Memento Films Production, Touchy Feely Films, arte France Cinéma, Daniel Carey, Elizabeth Giamatti, John Hynansky, Alexandre Mallet-Guy, D.J. Martin, Paul S. Mezey, Andrij Parekh, James Shifren, Jeremy Kipp Walker|
|Distributor:||The Samuel Goldwyn Company|
“A soul searching comedy.”
Here’s what the distributor says about their film: “An exploration of a man in search of his soul.
In response to shiny, bigger, better American consumerism comes ‘Cold Souls,’ a metaphysical tragicomedy in which souls can be extracted and traded as commodities. Balancing on a tightrope between deadpan humor and pathos, and between reality and fantasy, the film presents Paul Giamatti as himself, agonizing over his interpretation of Uncle Vanya.
Paralyzed with anxiety, he stumbles upon a solution via a New Yorker article about a high-tech company promising to alleviate suffering by deep-freezing souls. Giamatti enlists their services, intending to reinstate his soul once he survives the performance. Complications ensue when a mysterious, soul-trafficking ‘mule,’ borrows Giamatti’s stored soul for an ambitious, but unfortunately talentless, Russian soap-opera actress.
Rendered soulless, Paul is left with no choice but to follow the trail back to St. Petersburg. Funny, charming and wildly imaginative, the film explores the profound moods and inner struggles of a man in search of his essence.”
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