Enter the Coen zone with a bang
To coincide with the release of Joel and Ethan Coen’s No Country for Old Men next month, the Irish Film Institute in Dublin will present a retrospective of all 11 earlier feature films by the Coens. It begins on January 5th with their clever, assured debut, Blood Simple, and includes such gems as Miller’s Crossing, The Big Lebowski, Raising Arizona, O Brother, Where Art Thou?, and Fargo, for which Frances McDormand (who is married to Joel Coen) won the Oscar for best actress. She also features in the new comedy-drama from the Coens, Burn After Reading, which features Brad Pitt, George Clooney, Tilda Swinton and John Malkovich, and is now in post-production. For dates and times, seewww.irishfilm.ie.
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