AFI Fest: Staff Top 10 Most Anticipated Films

inside_llewyn_davis_image2. Inside Llewyn Davis dir. The Coen Bros.

Llewyn Davis (Oscar Isaac) is at a crossroads. Guitar in tow, huddled against the unforgiving New York winter, he is struggling to make it as a folk musician against seemingly insurmountable obstacles – some of them of his own making. Living at the mercy of both friends and strangers, scaring up what work he can find, Llewyn’s misadventures take him from the basket houses of the Village to an empty Chicago club – on an odyssey to audition for a music mogul – and back again. Brimming with music performed by Isaac, Justin Timberlake and Carey Mulligan (as Llewyn’s married Village friends), as well as Marcus Mumford and Punch Brothers, INSIDE LLEWYN DAVIS – in the tradition of O BROTHER, WHERE ART THOU? – is infused with the transporting sound of another time and place. An epic on an intimate scale, it represents the Coen brothers’ fourth collaboration with multiple Grammy® and Academy Award®-winning music producer T Bone Burnett.

And running away with the title as the most anticipated film of AFI Fest is…