Tuesday 23 September: Inside Llewyn Davis (15)

USA  –  Drama  –  Year: 2013  –  Running time: 104 mins

CFC audience feedback: Rating: ★★★★☆ (4.22 / 5 from 27 response slips)

Inside Llewyn Davis

  • ‘Excellent’: 9 votes
  • ‘Very Good’: 15 votes
  • ‘Good’: 3 votes
  • ‘Satisfactory’: 0 votes
  • ‘Poor’ 0 votes

When do artists cut their losses and abandon their careers? You can size up this early 1960s time capsule from the writer-directors of ‘The Big Lebowski’ and ‘No Country for Old Men’ from all sorts of angles. Is it a sideways look at a music scene? A melancholic but extremely funny riff on what it was like to be a struggling folk singer in Manhattan in 1961 who didn’t go the way of Bob Dylan? A love letter to the absurdities of being an artist? You could even, at a stretch, call it a slippery, askew glance at Dylan himself. Bob’s here in spirit, and if you look hard enough, maybe even in person.

A poignant evocation of the 1960s New York folk scene
Ann Hornaday, The Washington Post

Director: Ethan CoenJoel Coen
A Serious Man (2009) / No Country For Old Men (2007) / Fargo (1996)

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Further reading:
Guardian Film (Peter Bradshaw)
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