World Cinema

A sweet and simple short film by the Coen Brothers. Originally made for Chacun Son Cinema (To Each His Own Cinema), a French anthology film commissioned for the 60th anniversary of the Cannes Film Festival, in which 35 directors made 33 short films inspired by the movie theatre.

I don’t know exactly what the Coens are saying about “the cinema” in this film, but it is gently funny, with some Pythonesque moments of dialogue, and it’s really interesting to see what they do with a filmmaking challenge like this.

Writers’ Block are hoping to stage a Coens night at the Arc Cinema in March, and we’re also hoping to run a Chacun Son Cinema challenge of our own. Watch this space!

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