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WATCH: Short BBC Documentary on the Coen Brothers

Photo of Beth Hanna By Beth Hanna | Thompson on Hollywood June 5, 2013 at 2:53PM

With the Coen brothers' "Inside Llewyn Davis" recently charming the crowds at Cannes and winning the Grand Prize of the Jury, take a gander at this 40-minute BBC documentary on the filmmaking duo, made in 2000 during the production of "O Brother, Where Art Thou?"
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Coens in Cannes

With the Coen brothers' "Inside Llewyn Davis" recently charming the crowds at Cannes and winning the Grand Prize of the Jury, take a gander at this 40-minute BBC documentary on the filmmaking duo, made in 2000 during the production of "O Brother, Where Art Thou?"

Interviewees include "O Brother" star George Clooney, William H. Macy and cinematographer Roger Deakins, along with Joel and Ethan Coen themselves.

Our Cannes review of "Inside Llewyn Davis" is here, with the most recent trailer here. The film hits theaters in limited release on the Oscar-friendly date of December 6, with an expansion on December 20.

This article is related to: Video, Joel Coen, Ethan Coen, Coens, Documentary, BBC


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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.