Written and directed by the Coen brothers and starring Oscar Isaac in a breakout role, INSIDE LLEWYN DAVIS (2013) was recognized in the year of its release with an AFI AWARD, naming it among the most outstanding motion pictures of year. According to the official rationale, “INSIDE LLEWYN DAVIS embodies the spirit of a great American folk tale – but finds the power of a lyrical odyssey when told by the talents of Joel and Ethan Coen. With T Bone Burnett as their musical muse, the Coens brilliantly encapsulate the saturated soul of the early sixties, as they play this cyclical ballad sparked by a bar fight and a cat on an incredible journey. Oscar Isaac’s finely tuned performance is inseparable from character as he wanders down the road to redemption; lost between undeniable talent and hopeless abjection, he sees his music as we see the film – it’s never new and it never gets old; it’s a folk song.”
INSIDE LLEWYN DAVIS (2013) – AFI Movie Club
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