Coen Brothers lead us Inside Llewyn Davis

Oscar Isaac stars as Llewyn Davis in the latest film from Joel and Ethan Coen (Alison Rosa/Long Strange Trip LLC)

Oscar Isaac stars as Llewyn Davis in the latest film from Joel and Ethan Coen (Alison Rosa/Long Strange Trip LLC)

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The Coen brothers, Joel and Ethan Coen, are arguably the most visionary and idiosyncratic contemporary filmmakers working today. Over the last thirty years, they have jointly written, directed, and produced some of Hollywood's most original films.

With works as diverse as Fargo, The Big Lebowski, No Country for Old Men and True Grit -- to name only a handful -- the talented siblings have proven their range time and again.

The Oscar-winning pair join Jian to discuss their latest film, Inside Llewyn Davis: a captivating, musically-infused portrait of a hapless folk singer in the Greenwich Village of the early 1960s.


Joel and Ethan look past the charming icons of the era to tell the story of an unlucky, often infuriating character. They offer Jian insights on their affinity for "losers and misfits and sad sacks ... people who have trouble with the world", why they feel alien to their own success, and why they don't spend too much time deconstructing their journey and relationship to one another.

"We're poster boys for the unexamined life."

A glimpse inside Llewyn Davis

Inside Llewyn Davis
has already earned the praise of critics, who have described it as "an ambitious, highly personal masterpiece" and "the most moving film the Coens have ever made".





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