Mike told me to make a movie. And so I did. (Click here to see the film!)It’s about the return home. That constant.That cycle. And pause. That feeling of return. From where we left. To where we began.
Inside Llewyn Davis starts where it ends, in desperation and isolation. Moments recur, varied but not; characters change and don’t. Llewyn Davis sees himself in his incontinent father, his wide-eyed nephew, his various hosts and the cat. Ulysses is an interesting creature, always escaping, down the fire escape, on the road, on a movie poster, there and not there, almost like Schrodinger says, but more like an animal of eternal recurrence, life in a loop. The Coen brothers’ latest film is remarkable simply because it pretends to be simple, reiterating the basic truth that everything has already been done.