Charlie Kaufmann is a long-time favourite of indie cinephiles. Screenwriter of the weirdly fascinating Being John Malkovich and, more recently, the Netflix original I’m Thinking Of Ending Things, he’s earned his reputation for giving audiences something out of the ordinary. Adaptation is a typically unique take on the art of story-telling, exploring Kaufmann’s own attempt to adapt the un-adaptable: Susan Orlean’s nonfiction bestseller, The Orchid Thief. Played by Nicolas Cage, Kaufmann explores his own struggles with both personal insecurities and writer’s block. This comedy-drama is a sharp and surreal satire that is unlike anything you’ve seen before.