Throughout their oeuvre, the Coen Brothers have established a unique and signature style of filmmaking. Blending their vast array of influence and melding genres, their films may all vary greatly in subject matter but are never without a very distinct touch of Coen—allowing you to always know just whose film you’re watching. And with their latest Cannes hit, the soft-lit and music-soaked Inside Llweyn Davis, we’re given another taste of their world, but this time, set in early 1960s New York City.
Loosely based on Dave Van Ronk’s memoir The Mayor of Macdougal Street, the film reunites Drive‘s Irene and Standard (Carey Mulligan and Oscar Isaac) as Llewyn and Jean to tell the story of the titular character, a song-songwriter making his way through the 1960s folk scene. Justin Timberlake, Adam Driver, John Goodman, and Garrett Hedlund join the cast in what seems to be a more intimate film for the brothers.
And today, a new full-length trailer has debuted. Here we get a better look at the tone of the film, as well as a bit of the brilliant done soundtrack (which you can pre-order now at Nonesuch). Check out the trailer below and start counting down til next December for it’s premiere. Don’t worry, now that’s only six months away!