Coen Brothers' Latest Draws Raves at Cannes

I have a lot of faith in the Coen brothers. But when I heard that their next film, “Inside Llewyn Davis,” was going to be about a singer-songwriter in Greenwhich Village during the folk revival, I was a little worried. If there’s a period ripe for nostalgia among beardy folk music types, this one is it, and I didn’t want to see the Coen’s talent squandered on an excursion into hippy-folky sentimentality.

Fortunately, early reports on the film from Cannes, where it premiered May 19, indicate that such is not the case. According to CBS, the movie was “met rapturously” and talk has already begun of Oscar nominations. Writing in Indiewire, Glenn Heath Jr. describes the film like this:

If that makes it seem like “Llewyn Davis” might be a good movie, here’s the Guardian’s Peter Bradshaw, who is even more effusive:

Well, that sounds good to me — consider my expectations raised. Now I just have to wait until December, when the film will be released in the U.S.

Watch a trailer for ‘Inside Llewyn Davis’:

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