25 January 2014

Inside Llewyn Davis | インサイド・ルーウィン・デイヴィス 名もなき男の歌

Directors: Ethan and Joel Coen
Writers: Ethan and Joel Coen
Stars: Oscar Isaac, Carey Mulligan, John Goodman
2013/USA = France

'Inside Llewyn Davis' is set in the Greenwich Village folk scene in the 60s and follows a week in the life of a musician, Llewyn Davis, who encounters unfortunate events one after another, in the winter of 1961. He's a couch surfer and trying to make a living as a musician.

Llewyn Davis is perhaps as unfortunate as Larry Gopnik from 'A Serious Man' by Coen brothers in 2009. While Larry was making a big effort to be a "good man", Llewyn seems to be just floating and being a looser.

I love the humour in this film. It's not like laugh out loud humour but makes you grin (and I kept grinning throughout the film!)

And the music! I'm not a big fan of folk music but loved the music in the film (well, most of it).
The songs performed by Llewyn were very touching.

Oh, and I have to mention the cat whose performance deserves an Oscar!







Before I forget, I'd like to write about the lovely lunch we had in Brick Lane a couple of weeks ago. Nice curry? No, it was nice French (surprise!)


Inside this little bistro Chez Elles was like little France with very friendly staff. We had two course lunch (which was just under £16 each). My husband's starter 'French onion soup' tasted so authentic that our expectation about the main course got high. And I loved my main course 'White truffle Gnocchi, girolles cream and frisée salad'! The centre of my face was full of white truffle scent..

この小さなビストロ  Chez Elles に一歩足を踏み入れると、そこはリトル・フランス。スタッフの皆さん、すごく感じ良いです。
で、メインに頼んだ「白トリュフのニョッキ ジロール茸のクリームソース エンダイヴ・サラダ添え」、美味しゅうございましたー!顔の真ん中辺りが白トリュフの香りで満たされて。。口福。

The dessert I chose was galette des rois. It looks like everyone can get a feve and become a king :-)

The only thing was the portion was just right for me which means some people might find it rather small. But I loved the food and the atmosphere and will definitely go back!


Chez Elles
45 Brick Lane London E1 6PU
Tel 020 7247 9699

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