A Serious Man
Monday, 19 July 2010

Ethan & Joel Coen. USA. 2009. 106 mins. Cert 15.

The Coen Brothers’s latest film, an oddball but thoughtful black comedy about a Jewish professor in the American Midwest whose life is falling apart. It’s the most personal film the Coens have ever made and, according to The Independent film critic Jonathan Romney, “one of their richest and most exuberant, and, for the first time in a while, more compassionate than sourly mocking”.

This film replaces the one in our original programme, This Sporting Life, which had to be withdrawn after the only 35mm print was badly damaged.

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