OLIVER ISAAC IS LLEWYN
Coen Brothers, the most broad-terms successful American independent filmmakers of our time, made a tragicomic epic about a Greenwich village folk singer down on his luck, starring Oscar Isaac. The film premiered at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival, where it won the Grand Prix.
“Inside Llewyn Davis” follows a week in the life of a young singer as he navigates the Greenwich Village folk scene of the early 1960s. Guitar in tow, huddled against the unforgiving New York winter, he is struggling to make it as a musician against seemingly insurmountable obstacles-some of them of his own making.
Davis was once part of a double-act whose album was poignantly entitled ‘If I Had Wings’. He is now a solo act, a career decision that also reveals a good deal about his prickly loneliness; his new album is entitled Inside Llewyn Davis, another title fraught with irony. Davis’ career runs parallel to Bod Dylan’s, except for the success part. Llewyn has more in common with the late Dave Van Ronk, a talent unblessed by fortune.
In a new ‘hipster’ era, Coen Brothers take us back to the origins of folk music. The score is pure pleasure; that’s when you learn what’s inside Llewyn Davis.
Time to time Davis takes advantage of Columbia professor friend generosity and stays the night at his home. Next morning he wander around the house wearing a tee and boxer shorts for having breakfast and check music library. Our style ‘Llewyn’ pays homage to all those tireless artists that follow their dream. Blue and red horizontal stripes are again this season one of our best-sellers.