CINEMATIQUE: The Folk Coen Brothers

Honored with the Grand Jury Prize at the recent Cannes Film Festival, Joel and Ethan Coen are reserved by their new film not just an ironic contrast to the kind of musical biographies that is used to produce the movie, but another script and directorial miracle of them.

Text Elena Vafeiadi


The movie, “Inside Llewyn Davis”, tells the story of a young musician coming from compact family of Queens, who he is trying to become known at the time of the revival of folk music in New York in 1961. Part of the material from the book «The Mayor of MacDougal Street», a biographical look at the life of Dave Van Ronk, a folk singer was at its peak in the 60s and paved the way for people like Bob Dylan, the Coen brothers think on behalf of their new film the story of a capricious and penniless musician who tries to find his fortune through the bohemian cafes of Greenwich Village of the 60s. Even if, as it turns gradually, luck is not at all on his side…

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At the end of the melancholic route, the Cohen manage to deliver the cinematic equivalent of a wonderfully warped feelings from the failure to flatulence (as an existential condition) and end up feeling to last forever, when you realize that there is no place for you out there. One of the most beautiful films, newly awarded.

The film was selected as the best film of the year by the Society of Film Critics, Boston and is nominated for several Golden Globe Awards, including those for best musical or comedy.

The Film Critics awards are among the last to be notified before the nominations for the Oscars to be announced on January 16 in Los Angeles. The award ceremony of the Film Academy awards was held on March 2.




Directors: Ethan Coen, Joel Coen
Writers: Ethan Coen, Joel Coen
Stars: Oscar Isaac, Carey Muligan, John Goodman, Justin Timberlake


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