Oscar-Isaac-in-Inside-Llewyn-DavisThe Coen brothers masterfully return this year with Inside Llewyn Davis, one of the finest films of their long and illustrious career.

The two brothers already have a slew of credits to their name, any one of which you could proudly claim to be your all-time favourite film. And now comes their latest masterpiece, which is sure to appear on many a person’s (and many a critic’s) favourite films of the year come the end of next month.

After picking up three nominations in the 2014 Independent Spirit Awards this week, including Best Feature, Best Male Lead for Oscar Isaac, and Best Cinematography for Bruno Delbonnel, StudioCanal has released a new UK trailer over on Huffington Post, set to Oscar Isaac and Marcus Mumford’s Fare Thee Well (Dink’s Song), along with a handful of images.

INSIDE LLEWYN DAVIS follows a week in the life of a young folk singer as he navigates the Greenwich Village folk scene of 1961. 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.

Oscar Isaac’s performance is outstanding, and very much worthy of recognition come January’s Academy Awards nominations announcement.

He leads the great cast alongside Carey Mulligan, Justin Timberlake, John Goodman, Garrett Hedlund, and Adam Driver.

The Coen brothers are directing from their own script, loosely based on Dave Van Ronk’s memoir, The Mayor of MacDougal Street.

The brothers picked up the Grand Prix prize at the film’s world debut at Cannes – you can read our five-star review here – and here’s to hoping that that was the first prize of many for them and the film.

Inside Llewyn Davis will begin its limited US release next Friday on December 6th, and will open wide in the States closer to Christmas on December 20th. Here in the UK, it will be released a little later on 24th January. I can’t recommend enough how much you need to see it whenever it arrives in a cinema near you.

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