At the 2013 Cannes Film Festival the Grand Prix prize (AKA, second place) went to Joel Coen and Ethan Coen‘s ‘Inside Llewyn Davis,’ which tells the story of a folk musician in Greenwich Village in the early 1960s.
I have been enthusiastic about this film since I first discovered its existence. I went out and purchased the book The Mayor of MacDougal Street about Dave Van Ronk on which the fim is based. I read it with a passion I rarely feel from authors.
I was in Greenwich Village yesterday on MacDougal Street actually spending time with our son and family walking about as we admired the sights and the scene.
Here is the new poster for the film, scheduled to début on US screens on December 6, 2013.
I am eager to hear the soundtrack when it is released as I believe T-Bone Burnett has the midas touch when it comes to music. T-Bone Burnett let it slip there would be a series of live music shows performed prior to the film’s release. The music of our heart is all ears for when these performances will be announced, trusting some will be in NYC 😉
- Inside Llewyn Davis – New film by the Coen Brothers (auralvisualreviews.wordpress.com)
- Cannes Film Review: ‘Inside Llewyn Davis’ (variety.com)
- Cannes 2013: The musical side of the Coens’ ‘Inside Llewyn Davis’ (latimes.com)