26.9. - 5.10.2019

Cold Souls USA 2008 | 101 min | OV | Colour | FF 2009

Sophie Barthes

Sophie Barthes, born in 1974, scriptwriter and director, has directed shorts and documentaries.“Cold Souls” is her feature film debut.

rated for 0 + years
A private laboratory that stores souls seems to be the way out of a crisis in the life of actor Paul (Paul Giamatti). After a while of living without the pressure of his own soul, Paul rents a Russian poet’s soul. And he discovers a black market for souls, in the hand of a syndicate. Meanwhile his own soul has been smuggled to St. Petersburg, where it inhabits a soap opera star. A bizarre tragicomedy.


Orig. Title: Cold Souls
Filmtype: Fiction Feature
Original language: Russian, English
Section: Agenda 09
Director: Sophie Barthes
Screenplay: Sophie Barthes
Cast: Paul Giamatti, David Strathairn, Emily Watson, Dina Korzun
Producer: Paul Mezey,Jeremy Kipp Walker
Sprachfassung: OV
Music: Dickon Hinchliffe
Camera: Andrij Parekh
Set Designer: Elizabeth Mickle
Cutter: Andy Mondshein ACE
Format: 35 mm
German Distributor:
World Sales: E1 Films International, 175 Bloor Street East, Suite, 1400, M4W3R8 Toronto, Canada, email:
Production: Journeyman Pictures