Short of the Week

World Cinema

Brief look at the curious interactions between a lone cowboy and a theater ticketer by the Coen brothers.

Now that we’ve kicked off our new series with Oktapodi, we’ve got a bunch of great student stuff coming your way. Believe me, it’s already cued up in WordPress. But first, if you don’t mind, a brief digression. Today marked the reappearance of one of my favorite online blog series, /Film’s, “Big Directors Small Films”, which hadn’t had a new posting in the year 2009, so I want to share.

The series highlights short films made by big-time feature film directors, and this time out its a recent 2007 effort by the Coen Bros.—part of an anthology film called Chacun son Cinema which celebrated Cannes 60th anniversary. The film is about 3 minutes and is very simple, yet delightful in how it subtly skewers the pretensions and prejudices of sophisticated film goers (especially French ones I imagine!). Give it a go.

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Co-Founder of Short of the Week, Sondhi lives in Brooklyn working as a Curator for Vimeo. Follow his musings on online video, direct distribution and branded content: @jasondhi.
  • http://twitter.com/RRRDivoz Mr. Divöz

    Simple, but I like it.
    Funny.

  • http://twitter.com/RRRDivoz Mr. Divöz

    Simple, but I like it.
    Funny.